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D&RGW 01400-01409

Built in August and September 1940

Riveted construction, all-black paint scheme, wooden frame windows.

Road Number Paint Scheme Reweigh
Date
Photo
Date
Source Notes
All
Black
Two
yellow
stripes
Four
black
stripes
One
black
stripe
All
Orange
01400 X           8/40 (book) New; RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 7
01400 X           3/67 JM  
01400 X         10/63 10/75 GC Switch caboose; orange cupola; Salt Lake City
01400 X           5/77 SS Orange cupola
01401 X           8/72 (book) RG Color Pictorial, p. 127
01401 X         12/63 7/73 JE Assigned Denver & Intermountain (DIM)
01401 X         12/63 9/77 (web)  
01401 X           5/78 WH Fresh black paint
01401 X           6/82   Assigned Denver & Intermountain (DIM)
01401 X         12/63 7/82 (web)  
01402       X   6/56 5/56  JE First caboose in single black stripe scheme
01402     X       7/56 WH Fresh four-stripe
01402     X       6/58 JM  
01402         X   7/80 SS  
01402         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01403                  
01404 X           2/65 JM  
01404 X         10/66 9/72 (book) RG Equipment, p. 96; switch caboose, orange cupola, Salt Lake City
01404 X           11/76 SS Orange cupola, wrecked, off trucks
01404 X           7/77 SS Orange cupola, wrecked, on trucks
01404         X 2/79 9/79 JE  
01404         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01405 X           /63 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 9
01405       X     8/67 JM  
01405       X     4/76 SS  
01405       X   5/64 7/83 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 17; badly faded, showing four stripe scheme beneath single stripe scheme
01405       X     11/75 JP Aldridge photo
01405       X   5/64 7/77 JE white grabirons
01405       X     11/77 JP Aldridge photo
01405       X   5/64 7/83 JE white grabirons
01405       X   5/64 /84 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 17, badly faded, showing four stripe scheme underneath
01406                  
01407 X           3/69 JE  
01407     X       7/77 SS burned
01407         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01408     X     6/56 6/72 JE white grabirons
01408     X     6/56 10/72 (book) RG Equipment, p. 97; rubber-frame flush windows
01408     X     6/56 6/75 JE white grabirons
01408     X     6/56 10/78 JE white grabirons
01408     X       3/80 JP  
01408     X       5/82 JP  
01408     X       7/83 WJ windows not blanked over
01408     X         (book) RG Ruler of the Rockies, p. 51; blanked windows
01409 X           /53 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 15
01409     X       6/65 JM  
01409     X       7/69 JM  
01409     X       2/73 SS  
01409     X       9/76 WH  
01409         X   5/78 WH  
01409         X   4/79 SS  
01409         X 8/77 5/83 DS  

D&RGW 01410-01419

Built in August and September 1941

Riveted construction, all-black with two yellow stripes paint scheme, wooden frame windows.

Road Number Paint Scheme Reweigh
Date
Photo
Date
Source Notes
All
Black
Two
yellow
stripes
Four
black
stripes
One
black
stripe
All
Orange
01410 X         12/63 5/69 JE  
01410 X           7/85 SS  
01411       X     3/71 JM  
01411       X   1/64 4/72 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 23
01411       X   1/64 5/73 JE  
01411         X 5/77 6/78 JE Blanked windows; white grabirons
01411         X   3/88 JP Trapani photo
01412     X     8/58 8/66 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 16
01412     X     8/58 5/69 JE  
01412     X     8/58 8/70 JE  
01413 X           1/70 JM  
01413 X           12/70 (book) RG Trackside, p. 95
01413 X         11/69 6/75 JE White grabirons
01414 X           1/70 JM  
01414         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01415 X           10/62 (book) RG Color Pictorial, p. 128
01415 X           10/65 JM  
01415       X   1/64 6/67 (book) RG Equipment, p. 99, modified with rubber-frame flush windows
01415       X     10/84 JP Aldridge photo
01415       X     3/88 JP Trapani photo
01415       X     3/88 (web) Blanked windows
01416 X           7/69 JM  
01416 X           7/77 SS  
01416 X           7/80 JE  
01416         X 9/83 10/83 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 25; blanked square windows; painted direct from black to orange
01416         X   7/91 JP  
01417     X       6/58 JM  
01417       X     4/64 WH b&w negative
01417       X     6/70 (book) RG in Color, Vol. 2, p. 82
01417         X   3/72 JE Tudek photo identified as being freshly repainted to orange
01417         X   3/72 JM  
01417         X   1/75 SS  
01417         X   5/78 WH  
01417         X   5/84 SS blanked windows
01417         X   9/85 SS blanked windows
01418     X       4/69 JM  
01418     X     4/57 5/74 DS  
01418     X       1/75 SS  
01418     X       1/77 SS  
01419     X       7/69 JM  
01419     X       /70 (book) RG Pictorial, p. 209
01419         X   6/77 SS  

D&RGW 01420-01429

Built in May and June 1942

Riveted construction, all-black paint scheme, wooden frame windows.

Road Number Paint Scheme Reweigh
Date
Photo
Date
Source Notes
All
Black
Two
yellow
stripes
Four
black
stripes
One
black
stripe
All
Orange
01420 X           9/56 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 8
01420 X           4/69 JE  
01421         X 10/80 6/85 DS  
01421         X 10/80   JE blanked windows
01421         X   12/80 SS blanked windows
01422     X       8/73 SS  
01422     X       8/76 SS  
01422     X       9/77 SS  
01422         X   9/85 SS blanked windows
01422         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01423     X       8/69 JE  
01423     X       9/73 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 16
01423     X       1/77 SS  
01423         X     JF  
01423         X   11/84 SS blanked windows
01424       X     10/76 WH  
01424 X         1/64 7/77 JE Photo date may be 7/78
01424 X           5/82 SS  
01425 X           4/66 MB  
01425 X           7/73 DS Robert Harmen photo
01425 X           12/75 (web) at Thistle; carrtracks.com
01425 X           8/77 SS  
01425 X         3/65 7/80 JE White grabirons
01426 X           5/65 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 2, p. 54
01426 X           6/69 JM  
01426 X           8/69 JE  
01426         X   3/72 JE Maxwell photo, identified as being the first caboose painted in orange.
01426         X 2/77 7/78 JE White grabirons; repainted 2/77
01426         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01427       X     12/68 JE  
01427       X     12/74 SS  
01427         X 12/76 6/77 (book) RG Equipment, p. 99; rubber-frame flush windows; windows blanked by 1985
01428     X       8/64 (book) RG in Color, Vol. 1, p. 107
01429   X         /53 (book) RG Trackside, p. 91
01429 X         11/66 2/70 JE Yellow grabirons (repainted to black from two yellow stripes?)
01429       X     3/74 SS  
01429         X   5/78 WH  
01429         X   7/85 JE Blanked windows
01429         X     (book) RG Ruler of the Rockies, p. 46

D&RGW 01430-01439

Built in June and July 1944

Riveted construction, all-black paint scheme, wooden frame windows.

Road Number Paint Scheme Reweigh
Date
Photo
Date
Source Notes
All
Black
Two
yellow
stripes
Four
black
stripes
One
black
stripe
All
Orange
01430 X           3/69 JE  
01430         X   2/77 (book) RG Diesels, Vol. 3, p. 6
01430         X 9/76 7/77 JE White grabirons
01430         X 9/76   (web)  
01431     X       8/68 JE  
01431       X     8/68 JM  
01431     X       5/78 WH  
01431       X     8/82 SS  
01431         X 4/84 8/84 DS Blanked windows, paint patches
01432 X           4/65 JM Yellow ladders, reflectors
01432 X         4/65 5/65 JE Yellow grabirons
01432         X   9/86   Mark Demaline photo
01433 X           9/76 WH  
01433         X   10/83 SS blanked windows
01433         X   10/92 SS blanked windows
01434 X         11/66 6/67 JE Yellow grabirons
01434 X         11/66 11/69 JE Yellow grabirons
01435       X     7/68 JM  
01435       X     6/70 JM  
01435         X   10/76 WH  
01435         X 6/73 9/82 JE White grabirons
01435         X   5/84 SS blanked windows
01436 X           12/68 JE  
01436 X           5/78 WH  
01436         X     (book) RG Ruler of the Rockies, p. 103
01436         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01437                  
01438 X           7/69 JM Reflectors
01438         X   10/90 GC Burnham dead line
01439       X   11/64 10/68 (book) RG Equipment, p. 1

Sources

DS -- Don Strack, slide collection

GC -- Galen Coupe, slide collection, via 4/00 email to D&RGW discussion group

JE -- Jim Eager, private emails and emails to D&RGW discussion group

JF -- Jim Fitch, emails to D&RGW discussion group

JM -- John Maxwell, online photo catalog

JP -- Jeff Prince, slide collection

MB -- Marvin Black black & white negative

SS -- Steve Seguine, slide collection

WH -- Wayne Hills, slide collection, via 11/99 email to D&RGW discussion group

WJ -- Warren Johnson, slide collection

(book) -- D&RGW color books, as noted

(web) -- Photo from web site, as noted

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