A tale of Two Gondolas Part VI; A new home for D&RGW 1646, and a third gondola joins the fray

Long time readers of this blog may remember back in Part III of this saga when I decided that the thing to do with D&RGW High Side Gondola 1646 was to store it in Como until I decided what to do with it. As it turned out, less than a …

A Tale of Two Gondolas, Part V; The Life & Times of D&RGW 1646

D&RGW 1646 was built in December of 1903 by American Car & Foundry of St. Louis, Missouri. No. 1646 was right about the middle of a group of 400 gondolas, numbered 1500 to 1899 built for the Rio Grande between November 1903 and January 1904. No. 1646 cost the railroad …

A tale of two gondolas Part II – Pick a car, any car. Just not that car…

By early July, planning for moving the cars from Florence was underway and everything was going along well. Then I got a call from the group that I was purchasing 1083 from. They told me that apparently the owner of one of the sites in Florence where the cars were …