Passenger Cars of the Colorado Central

B-M-X #3-#5 - Page 2

CCRR U.P. 1885 UPD&G 1890/97 C&S 1899 C&S 1906
B-M-X #3 #1323 #1323 / #28 #110 #10
B-M-X #4 #1324 #1324 / #29 #111 #11
B-M-X #5 #1325 #1325 / #30 #112 #12

C&S baggage-mail car #12

(4) C&S baggage-mail car #12 sometime after 1912 (mail compartment has been rebuilt with sorting cases toward center of car).


HISTORY (Continued)

In 1912 the Post Office created standards for mail cars, and baggage-mail cars #10-12 were rebuilt with narrow gauge standard 15'-0" mail compartments. Prior to this rebuilding, the mail sorting cases were arranged in a U shape with its bottom against the end wall of the car. This may have been for security, so someone could not get in from the car's end platform. It also explains why the early photos show the window at the mail end of the car between the door and the end of the car. The new Railway Mail Service standard called for just the opposite: the bottom of the U was to be against the midships bulkhead, thus securing access from that side, and end platforms were removed. This explains why in the later photos the windows in the mail section were inboard of the mailroom door.

Baggage-mail car #11 was in the shops late in 1925, for what purpose we do not know, but apparently no change was made to the interior arrangement or to the construction of the car, since no inspection was required by the Postal Department.

Baggage-mail car #10 was dismantled in January 1929, apparently the first of the many cars dismantled that year. Cars #11 and #12 were used for another 10 years, and were dismantled May 1939, #12 after having been stripped down and used as a bunk car for the lines dismantler, Platt Rogers, Inc.

C&S baggage-mail car #11 at Waterton, 1938

(5) C&S baggage-mail car #11 at Waterton, 13 February 1938. Richard H. Kindig photo at Poole-176.


PHOTOGRAPHS & PLANS

(Photos with Source and Page in blue are best to show car details.)

# DATE PHOTOG. LOCATION SOURCE PAGE C REMARKS
  1884/85 Alex Martin High Bridge Hauck 84(d) CM CC B-M-X #3, #4 or #5
Kindig 59(d) RR
  c. 1885 Joseph Collier Atlantic Digerness2 324(d) DD CC B-M-X #3, #4 or #5
Ferrell/SoPk 90 PR
Helmers 157(m) DP
Kindig 311(d) RR
DPL WHC #C-109 DP
  1885 C.W. Erdlen / H.D. Newton Atlantic Digerness2 324(u) DD CC B-M-X #3, #4 or #5
Ferrell/SoPk 122 CM
Speas 72(r) RR
  late 1880s? James W. Nutt / T.O. Miller Palisades Digerness2 316 DD CC B-M-X #1323, #1324 or #1325
Ferrell/SoPk 92(u) MF
Poor 226(dr)(ME) GT
  late 1880s Alex Martin High Bridge Kindig 228 FR CC B-M-X #1323, #1324 or #1325
  no date Unknown Platte Canyon Digerness2 35(u) DD UPD&G B-M-X #1323
  no date H.H. Buckwalter Roscoe Kindig 247(d) SC UPD&G B-M-X #1323, #1324 or #1325
  c. 1890 Unknown Big Fill Hauck 100(d) LC UPD&G B-M-X #1323, #1324 or #1325
  early 1890s G.E. Mellon Platte Canyon Ferrell/SoPk 220 MF UPD&G B-M-X #1323, #1324 or #1325
  1890s H.H. Buckwalter High Bridge Kindig 223(d) CH UPD&G B-M-X #1323
  1893 Unknown Silver Plume Poor 30(d)(ME) JT UPD&G B-M-X #1323, #1324 or #1325
(2) 1894 Aug 7 Unknown Empire Junction Digerness3 294 DD UPD&G B-M-X #30
Hauck 101(u) KS
Poor 283(ME) JT
Morgan/GTL 12 NM
  no date Unknown Big Fill Kindig 225(u) CR UPD&G B-M-X #28, #29 or #30
(3) c. 1900 Unknown Denver Digerness3 379(d) DD C&S B-M-X #110 or #112
Hauck 120 KS
Kindig 244 CR
  c. 1900 Unknown Silver Plume Kindig 417(d) RE C&S B-M-X #110 or #112
  c. 1901 Unknown Beaverbrook Poole 20 RK C&S B-M-X #110 or #112 (despite caption)
  1904 W.H. Jackson High Bridge Kindig 235 CH C&S B-M-X #110. #111 or #112
  1926 June H.E. High Denver Kindig 259(d) RK C&S B-M-X #10, #11 or #12
  1927 H.E. High Denver Ferrell/C&S 92(d) JT C&S B-M-X #10, #11 or #12
Kindig 259(d) JT
  1929 Unknown Buffalo Kindig 271 DP C&S
  1930 Cole Climax Digerness2 223(u) RR C&S B-M-X #10, #11 or #12
  1934 Feb 22 O.C. Perry Denver Osterwald 135 DP C&S B-M-X #11 or #12
  1935 Unknown Como Wagner 328(d) WH C&S B-M-X #10, #11 or #12
  1935 Aug 22 J.A. Grow Breckenridge Kindig 288(u) JG C&S B-M-X #10, #11 or #12
  1935 Sep Bruce Triplett Unknown Chappell 108(u) CM C&S B-M-X #12
  1935 Sep Bruce Triplett Jefferson Tank Chappell 108(m) CM C&S B-M-X #12
  1935 Sep Bruce Triplett Como Chappell 115(u) CM C&S B-M-X #12
Ferrell/C&S 106 RW
  1935 Sep Bruce Triplett Como Ferrell/C&S 107(d) RW C&S B-M-X #12
  1935 Sep Bruce Triplett Baker Tank Beebe 163(d) EM C&S B-M-X #12
Chappell 108(dr) CM
Kindig 415(u) BT
  1936 Aug 15 R.H. Kindig Denver Poole 177 RK C&S B-M-X #12
(5) 1938 Feb 13 R.H. Kindig Waterton Poole 176 RK C&S B-M-X #11
Maxwell MSrhk14 JM
  1938 Feb 13 R.H. Kindig Waterton Kindig 389(ur) RK C&S B-M-X #11, view from baggage end, boarded up
  1938 Aug 14 J.W. Maxwell Breckenridge Maxwell Z-32 JM C&S B-M-X #12, with coach 62, engine tender, other coach


Continued

31 October 2006

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