Sunday, June 28, 2009

Flatcar #4686 arrives on the RGS

D&RGW #4686 has arrived in Telluride after its 500+ mile journey from Tennessee. Here it is with RGS #10 and the two gons.

Since it is narrow gauge car, it is almost double the capacity of the standard gauge cars.

The decking and side boards (which slide out of the stake pockets) are stained and varnished oak which should last a very long time. This car also weighs around 250 pounds
(I guessed 150 but as Pat pointed out, the sides themselves weigh around 50 pounds... So 250 sounds right to me!)

Its first duty was supposed to be assigned to hauling wood but I finally got my wife's cold and was out of service on Sunday. Perhaps next weekend.

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