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Date: 10/10/19 04:20
Locomotives That Worked In Hard Water Districts Looked Like This!
Author: LoggerHogger

It was hard enough to keep active steam locomotives clean and tidy without adding the presence of hard water to their diet.  Those locomotives that had to toil in districts that had hard mineral water that was used in their boilers, usually appeared like this very soon after any shopping.

In this case we see D&RGW 2-6-6-0 #3366 in her work appearance in September, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She certainly shows the affects of the hard water used in that area.

Such was thefate of many such hard working steam locomotives.


Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/19 04:38 by LoggerHogger.

Date: 10/10/19 09:13
Moffat Road
Author: Lightning_Slinger

It's actually D&SL 206. On the Moffat it was a Class 76, built 1910 for Corona Pass. It only lasted another 2 years before the Rio Grande scrapped it.

Date: 10/10/19 10:33
Re: Moffat Road
Author: Earlk

I wonder how much major work - if any - the Rio Grande did to the Moffat Malleys before they retired them.  Most were retired in the 1949-50 time period.  3361, former D&SL 201 lasted until 1952.  It spent its last days working as a helper out of Alamosa over La Veta Pass.

Two Moffat Malleys partially lived on into the 1960's.  The boilers of two of them were used as stationary boilers at the Oriental Oil Refinery in Alamosa.  

Date: 10/10/19 10:55
Re: Moffat Road
Author: PHall

Considering that they were already 37 years old when the merger happened and due to that wonderful desert water Rio Grande was an early buyer of diesels they were probably lucky to last as long as they did.

Date: 10/10/19 11:04
Re: Moffat Road
Author: atsf121

Neat photo!

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