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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 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
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

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