RGS Equipment Usage
Scott Gibbs - 1941 / Bill White - 1947

All of the information presented here was gleaned from the RGS Train Registers. These sheets list, on a daily basis, all train movements, including locomotives, times, locations, delays, and make up of the train as well as the employees who worked the train. The sheets also list weather, siding inventories, unusual happenings, stock handled, passengers, mail, and LCL freight. What is presented here is only a fraction of what appears on each sheet.

Date
Locomotives Motors Comments

1/1/41

 

3, 4, 5

Snowing

1/5/41

453, 462, 20

3, 4, 5

Snow

1/20/41

453, 463

3, 4, 5

 

1/21/41

42, 462, 463, 453

3, 4, 5

Plow 02 moved to Rico

1/22/41

41, 42, 462, 463, 453

3, 4, 5

 

1/23/41 20, 42, 463, 453 3, 4, 5 42 equipped with plow, used ahead of motor 3
1/24/41 20, 42, 462, 41 3, 4, 5  
1/25/41 20, 42, 462, 463, 453 3, 4, 5  
1/26/41 42, 463, 453 3, 4, 5  
1/27/41 41, 42, 453, 463 3, 4, 5  
1/28/41 463 3, 5, 7 Motor 6 used Rico to Vance Jct. and return
1/29/41 20, 42, 462, 463, 453 3, 5, 7 Motor 6 Rico to Vance Jct.
1/30/41 20, 42, 463, 3, 5, 7 20 used Dolores to Ridgway with flanger 01
1/31/41 42, 453, 462, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/1/41 20, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/2/41 20, 42, 41, 463, 453 3, 5, 7  
2/3/41 20, 42, 41, 463, 462 3, 5, 7  
2/4/41 41, 42, 462, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/5/41 22, 463 3, 5, 7 Engine 22 with leaking mud ring
2/6/41 22, 41, 42, 453, 463 3, 4, 5  
2/7/41 22, 41, 42, 463 3, 4, 5  
2/8/41 20, 22, 41, 453, 463 3, 4, 5 Motor 6 Vance Jct.to Rico
2/9/41 22, 462, 463 3, 4, 5 Motor 6 Rico to Vance Jct.
2/10/41 41, 453, 463 3, 4, 5  
2/11/41 41, 42, 462 3, 4, 6, 7
Motor 3 on 371, 4 on 372 to Vance Jct.; motor 6 on 372 to Placerville, 7 on 372 to Ridgway
2/12/41 22, 42, 453, 462 3, 5, 7 Motor 7 then 5 as 371, 7 and 5 as 371, 3 as 372
2/13/41 20, 22, 453, 463 3, 5, 7 Geese back to normal, motor 6 to Vance Jct.
2/14/41 22, 42, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/15/41 42, 453, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/16/41 42, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/17/41 22, 42, 453, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/18/41 22, 42, 453, 463 3, 5, 7  
2/19/41 20, 41, 42, 453, 462, 463 3, 4, 5  
2/20/41 22, 41, 42, 462, 463 3, 4, 5  
2/21/41 22, 42, 462 3, 4, 5, 7  
2/22/41 41, 462, 463 3, 4, 5, 7  
2/23/41 22, 41, 462, 463 3, 4, 5  
2/24/41 41, 42, 453, 462, 463 3, 4, 5  
2/25/41 41, 42, 453 3, 4, 5  
2/26/41 20, 22, 41, 453, 463 3, 4, 5, 7  
2/27/41 22, 41, 463 3, 4, 5, 7  
2/28/41 41, 42, 453, 463 3, 5, 7  
3/29/41 42, 453, 455, 462, 463
3, 5, 7 Engine 455 break in run, should have sunrise herald
5/14/41 453, 462 3, 5, 7 San Miguel flooded, ditcher used to clear washouts
June 41 Add 464 to above engines    
7/1/41 455, 462, 464 3, 5, 7  
7/2/41 462, 464 3, 5, 7  
7/3/41 455 3, 5, 7 Truck used Dolores to Rico, motor 3 Durango to Dolores and back, truck used Rico to Dolores
7/4/41   3, 5, 7  
7/6/41 455, 462, 464 3, 5, 7  
7/7/41 455, 464 3, 5, 7  
7/10/41 20, 455, 464 3, 5, 7  
7/11/41 455, 462, 464 3, 5, 7  
7/24/41 20, 40, 455, 462, 464 3, 4, 5, 7 First appearance Engine 40 on train sheets, should have sunrise herald
8/22/41 40, 453, 455 4, 5, 7  
12/26/41 20, 41, 340 3, 5, 7
Engine 340 and 41 Durango to Dolores with
flanger 01
       
1/2/47 42, 461, 462, 464   Flanger 02 and 03 in use through out January
1/3/47 461, 462, 464    
1/4/47 461, 464    
1/5/47 452    
1/7/47 464, 20    
1/8/47 452, 464, 461    
1/18/47 20, 461, 462, 464    
1/20/47 41, 452, 461, 464    
2/1/47 20, 452, 461, 462    
2/20/47     Gondola 3033 loaded with coal to Telluride
2/22/47 452, 454, 462    
2/25/47 20, 452, 454, 461    
2/28/47 20, 452, 454, 455, 461    
3/5/47 20, 41    
3/6/47 20, 41, 454, 461   Rotary 02
3/7/47 20, 41, 454, 461 4, 7 Rotary 02, and because of snow problems mail transported in part by pop car
3/8/47 20, 452, 454, 461 4, 7 Because of snow problems mail transported in part by pop car
3/10/47 20, 454, 455 4, 7  
3/11/47 20, 452, 454, 455 4, 7  
3/12/47 20, 452, 454, 455, 461 4, 7 Motor 7 out of service
3/13/47 20, 452, 454, 455, 461 4, 7 Motor 7 repaired, Plow flange 02
3/14/47 20, 452, 454, 455, 461 4, 7  
5/7/47 319    
5/19/47     346 and two coaches leave Durango 10:25am arrive Dolores 6:10pm. Knocked off right cylinder head of 346 mp120.

5/20/47

41, 319   346 delivered to McPhee

11/7/40
   
271 delivered to McPhee, plus 1 ton coal


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