DENVER RIO GRANDE WESTERN C21 CLASS
The C21 class locomotives of the Denver Rio Grande Western were built in 1900 for the Crystal River Railroad in central Colorado. There were two locomotives ordered at that time, number 101 and 102. 101 was Baldwin construction number 17872 and the 102 was number 17717. The two engines were acquired by the D&RGW in 1916 and spent the rest of there life working in the Gunnison area. The 101 and 102 were renumbered 430 and 431 when they were acquired by the D&RGW. In 1924 they were renumbered 360 and 361. The 360 was scraped in Salida in 1950 and the 361 Pueblo in 1951.
The specifications of the engines were as follows:
17 x 20 inch cylinders
39 inch drivers
20,686 tractive effort
The tender carried 5 ton of coal and 2900 gallons of water
For some historical information on the 360/361 and the Gunnison area of Colorado check out the book Chasing the Narrow Gauge Volume 2 by Robert Richardson (Heimburger House Publishing) or the video Gunnison by Machine of Iron/RockyMountain Railroad Club.
Specifications of the C21
Calculations for the C21
Pricing and section information
437 GINGER CIRCLE
PAGOSA SPRINGS CO 81147
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