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NG Reefer Roster

The D&RGW Scenic Line's
Narrow Gauge Refrigerator & Ventilated Boxcar Roster





Class 4r 30' 20-Ton Reefers #32-81
D&RGW
Roster
ColorEnd ColorUnderframeHingesSLMI ROSTER Modeler / Owner
65YellowOxide RedOxide RedBlack65HalZ
67YellowOxide RedOxide RedBlack67HalZ
69YellowOxide RedOxide RedBlack69HalZ
--YellowOxide RedOxide RedBlack--GaryM
--YellowOxide RedOxide RedBlack--GaryM
--YellowOxide RedOxide RedBlack--GaryM
Notes:
  • Built by the D&RG in 1908, rebuilt by the D&RGW in 1926, with Murphy roofs and altered needle beams.
  • 4'8" wheelbase 20 Ton archbar trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
  • Royal Gorge Herald applied in 1926. In 1936, a few Royal Gorge/Moffat Tunnel Heralds applied. Flying Rio Grande lettering added, beginning in 1939.
  • Kits: Precision Scale Co. PK-607, PK-608, TOMALCO
Class 5r 40' 25-Ton Reefers #150-169
D&RGW
Roster
ManufacturerSide/End ColorUnderframeHingesNotes Modeler / Owner
1xxPrecision Scale---StevO
152Yellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlack
153Precision ScaleYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackFlying Rio GrandeHalZ
156Yellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlack
157Orange/Oxide RedOxide RedOrange
159Precision ScaleYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackRoyal Gorge HeraldGaryM
160Precision ScaleYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackRoyal Gorge HeraldGaryM
163Orange/Oxide RedOxide RedOrange
165Precision ScaleYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackFlying Rio GrandeHalZ
166Orange/Oxide RedOxide RedOrange
167Orange/Oxide RedOxide RedOrange
168Orange/BlackBlackOrange
169Yellow/BlackBlackBlack
Notes:
  • #151-161 were built by the D&RGW in September 1924.
  • #162-169 were built in July 1926.
  • Some of these cars were repainted orange in 1949.
  • 4'8" wheelbase Andrews trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
  • Royal Gorge Herald applied in 1926. In 1936, a few Royal Gorge/Moffat Tunnel Heralds applied. Flying Rio Grande lettering added, beginning in 1939.
  • Kits: Precision Scale Co. #10642, #10646, Alamosa Car Kits Gold Line


1909 Colorado & Southern Composite Underframe 30' Reefers #500-519
Bettendorf Trucks
Road - NumberManufacturerSide/End ColorUnderframeHinges Modeler/OwnerNotes
C&S 515Micro TrainsYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackHalZ
C&S 519Micro TrainsYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackHalZ
C&S 519Micro TrainsYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackStevO
C&S 1105Micro TrainsBrown/BrownBrownBrownStevORenumbered
C&S 1112Micro TrainsBrown/BrownBrownBrownAlexM
C&S 1113Micro TrainsBrown/BrownBrownBrownGaryM
C&S 1114Micro TrainsBrown/BrownBrownBrownAlexM
C&S 1115Micro TrainsBrown/BrownBrownBrownGaryM
C&S 1119Micro TrainsBrown/BrownBrownBrownStevO
RGS 2102Micro TrainsYellow/Oxide RedOxide RedBlackStevO
Notes:
  • Renumbered 1100-1119 & repainted boxcar brown by the Colorado & Southern in 1912.
  • Circular C&S button herald applied in 1927.
  • 3 were transferred to the Rio Grande Southern Railway (RGS) and renumbered #2101 -2103 in 19xx.
  • C&S Freight car trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
  • Kits: Micro-Trains Line. #850 00 001; 041,042,051,052


References:
  1. "A Century + Ten of D&RGW Narrow Gauge Freight Cars, 1871 to 1981," by Robert Sloan
  2. "Narrow Gauge Pictorial, Refrigerator Cars, Stock Cars and Tank Cars of the D&RGW Volume IV," by Robert Grandt
  3. "Official Roster of the Denver and Rio Grande Western System and the Rio Grande Southern Railroad Company, 1923," by the Colorado Railroad Museum
  4. Colorado & Southern data from Micro-Trains.com




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