Passenger Cars of the Colorado Central

Coach-baggage #6 - Page 2

CCRR U.P. 1885 UPD&G 1890/97 C&S 1899 C&S 1906 C&S 1925 Central City 1941
#6 #736 #736/#46 #121 #20 #025 #20

C&S "train" at Central City, 1951

(4) C&S train at Central City, 1951 -- the road to nowhere. (Hayes Hendricks Collection) We have a photo from a different angle taken 1948 or before.


HISTORY (Continued)

About 1970, as plans were being made by the Colorado Historical Society to rebuild the Georgetown Loop, and equipment was being acquired from various sources, locomotive #71 and combination car #20 were sold by the Opera House Association to the Historical Society. But Central City was looking for ways to attract tourists and suddenly saw the potential of their locomotive.

The Historical Society sold the locomotive to Central City and apparently donated the cars as well. Loco #71 was restored to running condition, some track was laid on the old grade, and trains were run back and forth for at least one summer. While some had hopes of rebuilding the line all the way down to Black Hawk, nothing came of the idea.

In 1989, gambling was legalized in Central City and Black Hawk, and the land where the locomotive and cars were parked was sold for a casino. The loco and cars were moved to the Coeur dAlene Mine. Later Harrahs Central City Casino built a display track outside its casino and the loco and combine were moved there for display. Gondola #4319 was moved to a city park picnic area above Central City.

Loco #71 and Combo #20 at Harrahs, 2002

(5) C&S combination coach-baggage #20 and friend outside Harrah's Central City Casino at Central City, 2002. (Photo courtesy of Falke Bruinsma.)


PHOTOGRAPHS & PLANS

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

# DATE PHOTOG. LOCATION SOURCE PAGE C REMARKS
(1) 1880s Alex Martin Beaver Brook Station Digerness3 348 DD CC coach-baggage #6
Hauck 45(u) DP
(2) 1905 H.L. Curtis near Midway Tank Chappell 140 MF C&S coach-baggage #121; Digerness is only one that shows whole door; note duckbill roof
Digerness2 355(u) DD
Ferrell/C&S 140(d) NA
Helmers 167(u) VH
Poole 28 PR
Poor 428(u)(ME) EH
(3) 1941 Apr 12 R.H. Kindig Blackhawk Poole 180 RK C&S coach-baggage #20
  1941 Apr 12 R.B. Jackson Black Hawk Digerness3 388(m) DD Loco #71, gon & combine
  1941 Apr 26 Otto Perry Central City DPL/WHC Image OP-6370 DP C&S coach-baggage #20
  1929 Stan Schwedler Interior of Car Poole 182/83 SS 6 interior views of C&S coach-baggage #20
  1941 Apr 10 J.W. Maxwell Black Hawk Maxwell #Mas31-19 JM C&S #20
Right Rear
  1941 Apr 10 J.W. Maxwell Black Hawk Maxwell #410401 JM C&S #20
Left view
  no date L.C. McClure Black Hawk Wagner 61(d) DP C&S coach-baggage #20 awaiting the low-boy to Central City
  1941 Apr 12 R.H. Kindig Black Hawk Kindig 382 RK C&S coach-baggage #20 awaiting the low-boy to Central City
  1941 Apr 20 J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #1001 JM #20 refurbished for display
Left front view
  1946 Aug 17 J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #G116 JM #20 refurbished for display
Left rear view looking downward toward platform
  1946 Aug 17 J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #G116A JM #20 refurbished for display
Rear end
  1948 Sep 21 J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #G996 JM
Underside between trucks
  1948 Sep 21 J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #G997 JM
Inside coach portion
  1948? J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #480401 JM C&S #20
Left view
  1950 Aug 20 J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #G1490A JM
Broadside of truck
  1964 J.W. Maxwell Central City Maxwell #4607 JM C&S #20
Right of display from below thru fence
  1970 David Digerness Central City Digerness3 401 DD Loco #71 and train parked at end-of-track
(5) 2002 Falke Bruinsma Central City Online (See caption) NA Loco #71 and combine #20 outside casino
  Date Unknown     Brunk 49/50    
The following are photos of this car as wrecking outfit #025:
  1931 R.B. Jackson Denver Ferrell/C&S 218 RJ Wrecking outfit car #025
  1934 Jun Lad Arend Denver Poole 158 LA Wrecking outfit car #025
  1937? Wm. A. Gibson Unknown Digerness1 396(d) DD Wrecking outfit car #025
  1938 Jun Ray Hillner Denver Poole 150 RH Wrecking outfit car #025
  1938 Jul 30 R.H. Kindig Denver Kindig 390 RK Wrecking outfit car #025
Poole 151 RK
  c. 1939 R.B. Jackson Denver Poole 159 RJ Wrecking outfit car #025
  1940 R.B. Jackson Denver Ferrell/C&S 218(dr) RB Wrecking outfit car #025
  1940 May 22 J.W. Maxwell Denver Maxwell #62 JM Wrecking outfit car #025, left broadside, 7th St. Yard
  no date C.H. Kiefner Unknown Digerness1 396(u) DD Wrecking outfit car #025
  1940 Apr 23 Unknown Denver Poole 152 DP Wrecking outfit car #025


Continued

27 July 2006

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