Rio Grande Business Cars

D&RGW OWNED

NUMBER
NAME
TYPE
MANUF.
DATE
NOTES
100 1st . . . . see 107 (2nd)
100 2nd WILSON MCCARTHY Lightweight

Pullman /D&RGW

 

March,. 1950

 

 

  • 8/1951 - Remodeled from coach 1240 (AFE 2404, 5903)
  • assigned to president, D&RGW
  • 3/1956 - Named WILSON MCCARTHY
  • 5/1960 - Two way radio communications added
  • remodeled interior & renamed KANSAS by Ansco (see below)
101 1st . . . . see 107 (1st)
101 2nd . Heavyweight, 77ft Pullman Sept. 1910
  • 1910 - Built as D&RG Coach 895
  • 1/11/1924 - Renumbered to D&RGW 926
  • 6/21/1929 - Converted to Coach Outfit Car 0926 at Burnham
  • 10/17/1929 - Converted to Business Car 101 (2nd) at Burnham - supplanting first 101 (ex Rio Grande Western NOMAD)
  • 8/1937 - Air Conditioned
  • 9/1964 - Retired & sold to Golden West Rail Tours of Los Angeles (w/3-axle trucks from 740-744)
  • Currently Private Car "ABRAHAM LINCOLN"
102 1st . . . . see 103 2nd
102 2nd . Heavyweight, 77ft Pullman Sept. 1910
  • 1910 - Built as D&RG Coach 893
  • 2/6/1924 - Renumbered to D&RGW 924
  • 10/12/1929 - Converted to coach Outfit Car 0924 at Burnham
  • 3/27/1930 - Rebuilt into Business Car 102 (2nd) at Burnham using 3-axle trucks from baggage car 740 (supplants 102 (1st) ex D&RG BALLYCLARE which in turn became 103 2nd)
  • 7/1941 - Air Conditioned
  • 10/1951 - Two-way radio communications added
  • 12/1964 - Retired to Harris Allen & Associates, Tucson, AZ. Move to Tucson from Burnham on C&S 8pm 12/28/1964
  • Later property of Clifford Thomas of Minneapolis, MN.
103 1st . . . . see 108
103 2nd . Heavyweight Pullman Sept. 1890
  • 9/1890 - Built as D&RG Business Car BALLYCLARE ($12,697.14), Lot 1743, Plan 839A
  • 3/28/1913 - Renumbered A-1
  • 3/22/1915 -Renumbered A-2; exchanged "A-2" with RGW NOMAD
  • c 1915 - Steel underframe was likely added at the same time they were added to the diners, around 1915.
  • 2/11/1925 - Remedied interior
  • 5/7/1925 - Renumbered 102
  • 12/31/1929 - Renumbered 103 (replaced by 102 (2nd) and supplanting 103 (1st) ex FREDERICK which became 108)
  • 6/54 - Retired & dismantled at Pueblo
104 . Heavyweight St. Charles May, 1890
  • 5/1890 - Built as Rio Grande Western Business Car A
  • 1906 - Rebuilt at Burnham
  • 12/10/1910 - Renamed SIERRA, assigned WP
  • 3/1914 - Renumbered A-4
  • 5/7/1925 - Renumbered 104
  • 9/1955 - Retired and dismantled at Burnham
105 1st . Heavyweight Pullman Oct. 1890
  • 8/1890 - Built as D&RG Coach 825
  • 1900 - Rebuilt to business car H
  • 1/11/1911 - Renamed DENVER
  • 12/1913 - Renumbered A-5
  • 1/1/1928 - Renumbered 105 (1st)
  • 5/31/1934 - Rebuilt to Business Work Outfit 010120 and was assigned to Scale Tester
  • 11/28/1947 - Destroyed on the Salt Lake Division TA 146
  • 12/1947 - Retired at Helper
105 2nd . Heavyweight, 78ft Barney & Smith 1920
  • 1920 - Built by Barney & Smith
  • 1929 - D&SL acquired car; numbered 100 PONCA CITY
  • 11/1940 - Rebuilt at Burnham for the D&SL by the D&RGW including air conditioning, and solarium enclosing the observation room
  • 11/1/1940 - Leased from the D&SL by the D&RGW under lease #1074; assigned E .A. West General Manager and later Exec. VP
  • 5/17/1947 - Renumbered D&RGW 105 (2nd) after D&SL merger
  • 5/1952 - Remodeled with open platform end; assigned A. E. Perlman; General Manager, later Exec. VP.
  • 4/1954 - Interior professional decorated
  • 9/1954 - Assigned G. B. Aydelott, VP & General Manager
  • 12/29/1954 - Destroyed by fire, Cisco, UT enroute to Salt Lake City on the Prospector.
  • 2/1955 - Retired Burnham,
  • 12/1956 - converted to X-3337
  • Currently at Burnham on directory of Colorado Historic Properties
106 . Heavyweight St. Charles Dec. 1889
  • 12/1889 - Constructed as Rio Grande Western Business Car B
  • 1902 - Renamed to WASATCH
  • 7/7/1913 - renumbered to A-6 and rebuilt, completion by July 10, 1913
  • 5/7/1925 - Renumbered D&RGW 106
  • 9/1955 - Retired, at Burnham
107 1st . Heavyweight St. Charles Oct. 1890
  • 10/1890 - Built as Rio Grande Western NOMAD
  • 1902 - rebuilt & lengthened and renamed RGW DENVER
  • 8/1910 - remodeled and became Western Pacific WELDON
  • 1912 - found on BOTH WP & D&RG
  • 1913 - renamed D&RG A-2 (exchange with A-2 originally A-2 BALLYCLARE)
  • 1915 - became D&RG A-1
  • 1916 - Returned to D&RG
  • 1918 - temporarily taken over by USRA as 89
  • 1918 - returned to D&RG as A-1
  • 5/1925 -renumbered 101 (1st)
  • 8/15/1929 -renumbered as D&RGW 107 ex-#101 1st
  • 9/1942 - Converted to Diner-Kitchen-Sleeper Outfit X-3271. Assigned to Salt Lake, then Bond Derricks.
  • 7/1955 - Retired at Grand Junction
  • Body located at Somerset
107 2nd . Heavyweight Pullman 1912
  • 1912 - Built as Rock Island Business Car 1858 INDIANA (Lot 4058, Plan 2678)
  • 1916 - Acquired by Western Pacific and named NOMAD
  • 5/11/1922 - Modified at Burnham for D&RGW receiver J. H. Young
  • 4/1/1925 - Bought from WP
  • 1925 - Renumbered D&RGW 100 and assigned to President
  • 2/1929 - Interior revised & remodeled at Burnham
  • 8/1937 - Air Conditioned
  • 8/1951 - Renumbered 107 (2nd) August, 1951 (supplanted by 100 (2nd))
  • 2/1954 - Completely modernized and assigned VP-Traffic
  • 10/1965 - Retired; sold to Dr. J. R. Arneill, Jr.
  • Displayed at the Forney museum in Denver
  • 10/1987 - Sold to Delaware-Ostego Corp.
  • Sept 2008/09 - Up for auction
108 . Heavyweight Jackson & Sharp Sept. 1890
  • 9/1890 - Built as D&RG Coach 831
  • 1/1909 - Renumbered to Coach 873
  • 9/1910 - Rebuilt to business car FREDERICK
  • 4/1913 - Renumbered to A-3
  • 5/1925 - Renumbered to 103 (1st)
  • 12/31/1929 - Renumbered to 108 supplanted by second 103 (originally D&RG BALLYCLARE)
  • 9/1942 - Retired; dismantled at Burnham; body sold and moved to Welby (AFE 5119)
  • Currently Parlor Car Restaurant in Aspen
A EDNA NG 44' Jackson & Sharp 1881 - $7,029
  • 1881 - constructed as General Manager's Car A
  • 7/ 1890 - Sold to Otto Mears & named RGS SAN JUAN
  • Fall 1899 - named RGS EDNA
  • 8/1921 named RGS B-20 (at Burnham)
  • 1925 - Interior remodeled, electric (battery) lights
  • Sold to Knott's Berry Farm 1951
B-1 1st . NG Jackson & Sharp 1882 - $6,000
  • 1882 - Constructed as Business Car B
  • 1885 - Roster as B
  • 1898 - Lights changed from oil to Pintsch Gas
  • 3/1912 - US Safety appliances added
  • 1913 - renamed as Business Car B-1
  • Burned, January 17, 1917 at milepost 463 on the Silverton Branch (Bell's Spur)

B-1 2nd

 

B-6

. NG -38' 9" Jackson & Sharp 1880 - #3,238
  • Built as coach 33 BOVINCIA
  • 1884 - Modified to Super's car 33
  • Rebuilt to D in 1885
  • 1904 - Modified to "living Apartments" in Minturn
  • Converted to B-6 in 1913
  • Renumbered & rebuilt to B-1 (2nd) November, 1917 at Alamosa
  • 1921 - car body lowered, underbody reinforced; side bearings added
  • 1930 wheels changed from 30" to 26"
  • Retired April, 1952, dismantled Alamosa, body sold to Marvin Milsap of Denver
  • Sold to Everett Cole Canon City
  • 1954 - Donated to Alamosa Chamber of Commerce for use & display in Alamosa's Cole Park
B-2 1st . . . . see B-3 2nd

B-2 2nd

 

B-5

CINCO ANIMAS NG - 40' 10" D&RG 1883
  • 1883 - Constructed as Emigrant Sleeper 103
  • 1885 - Renumbered Tourist Construction Outfit 0452
  • Listed on Rosters from 1907 - 1916 as having both standard and narrow gauge trucks
  • 1909 - Renamed F (2nd) (see F (1st)) - RGS wrecked F (1st), F (1st) becoming the 0452 (2nd); 0452 (1st) becoming F (2nd)
  • 1913 - Renamed B-5
  • 11/1917 - Rebuilt and renamed B-2 (2nd) - assigned to NG Official Train
  • 1921 - car body lowered, underbody reinforced; side bearings added
  • 1924 - Vestibules Added
  • 1930 - wheels changed from 30" to 26"
  • 9/30/1953 - Damaged in fire at Alamosa
  • 4/1954 - Retired sold to R. B. Downing of Oklahoma City
  • 1962 - Purchased by H. B. Credson of Oklahoma City
  • 8/1963 - Purchased by Cinco Animas Corporation of Durango, car returned to Burnham
  • 1964 - Rebuilt (One open platform replaced a vestibule) & refinished for charter service on Silverton Branch
  • 7/17/64 - renamed CINCO ANIMAS
  • 1982 -Purchased and in service D&SNG

B-3 1st

P

. NG D&RG Jan. 1879
  • Built prior to 1879 as baggage car 2
  • 1885 - renumbered to 101
  • 5/1886 - rebuilt to Kitchen-Provision Business Car P for NG Official Train
  • US Safety appliances added March, 1912
  • 2/1913 renamed as Business Car B-3
  • Burned, January 17, 1917 at milepost 463 on the Silverton Branch

B-3 2nd

B-2 (1st)

NOMAD

GENERAL WM. J. PALMER

NG - 42' Billmeyer & Small 1878 -
  • 1878 - Built as Chair Car 16 FAIRPLAY
  • 1885 - Rebuilt to Car N
  • 1896 - Oil lamps changed to Pintsch Gas
  • 1913 - Changed to B-2 (1st)
  • 1917 - Damaged, January 17, 1917 at milepost 463 on the Silverton Branch - Rebuilt & changed to B-3 (2nd)
  • 1921 - car body lowered, underbody reinforced; side bearings added
  • 1930 - wheels changed from 30" to 26"
  • 1949 - Renamed GENERAL WM. J. PALMER for Chicago RR Fair
  • 1951 - Retired, sold to private party
  • 1958 - Named NOMAD
  • 1964 - Purchased by Cinco Animas Corp (see B-2 (2nd)
  • 1982 - Purchased & currently on D&SNG

B-4

A

MASCOTTE

MAID OF ERIN

Heavyweight Pullman 1886
  • 1886 - Built as Pullman business car MASCOTTE , Lot 1295, Plan 466 for David Moffat (personal)
  • 1887 - Purchased by D&RG for $11,774
  • 5/1887 - Renamed MAID OF ERIN
  • 1891 - Renumbered to A (2nd)
  • 3/1891 - Standard Gauged
  • 1894 - Listed on Roster 30 (4/1/94) as having both standard and narrow gauge trucks
  • 1904 - Used as pay car
  • 1906 - on the Western Pacific (construction)
  • 5/1914 - Renumbered to B-4
  • Indicated as "Living car for Ditcher Engr.; Old NG body on SG trucks" per equipment card - no date
  • 7/ 1952 - Retired & dismantled Grand Junction
B-5 . . . . see B-2 2nd
B-6 . . . . see B-1 2nd
B-7 GENERAL WILLIAM JACKSON PALMER NG -35' 10" D&RG / B&S 1880 - $1,769
  • 1880 - Built as Baggage 17 by D&RG with iron from Billmeyer & Small
  • 1885 - Assigned 116
  • 1886 - Rebuilt to Car R
  • 1913 - Changed to B-7
  • 1915 - Rebuilt - interior configuration modified
  • 1921 - car body lowered, underbody reinforced; side bearings added
  • 1930 - wheels changed from 30" to 26"
  • 1963 - Rebuilt at Burnham and renamed WILLIAM JACKSON PALMER
  • 1981 - Purchased & currently on D&SNG (GENERAL prefix added at some point)
B-8 . NG - 36' D&RG 1885 - $3,000
  • 1885 - Constructed as Baggage 1
  • 1886 - Renumbered to 100
  • 1887 - Rebuilt to Car K
  • 1894 -1904 on SG trucks
  • 1913 - Changed to B-8
  • 1916 - Interior changed
  • 1922 - car body lowered, underbody reinforced; side bearings added
  • 1923 - Listed on 1923 Roster as having both standard and narrow gauge trucks
  • 1927 - Retired & sold to Uintah Ry in May 1927 $1500 (AFE 4474)
  • 1939 - Car body purchased by private party
  • 1959 - Car body purchased by Colorado RR Museum in Golden
B-20 .EDNA NG . . see A
B-21 .RICO NG . .
  • 1883 - Postal 17
  • 1886 - Renumbered 4
  • 1888 - Renumbered 569
  • 1890 - to RGS as C-3
  • 1892 - Renamed RGS RICO
  • 1913 - Renamed RGS B-21
  • At Colorado RR Museum in Golden

C

NG - 36' Jackson & Sharp 1882 - $5,000
  • 1882 - Constructed as Business Car C
  • 1906 - Rebuilt & renamed Mail & Baggage 118 (2nd)
  • 1924 - car body lowered, underbody reinforced; side bearings added
  • 1926 - Converted to B&B Bunk Car 0118
  • 1955 - Retired
D
  • See B-1 (2nd)
E NG - 26' 2" D&RG 1880 -
  • 1883 - Constructed as Express Car 1
  • 1885 - Renamed to Business Car E
  • 1889 - Retired
F NG - 42' Billmeyer & Small 1879
  • 1879 - Built as Horton Chair Car 24 named TWIN LAKES
  • 1886 - Renamed Business Car F (1st); used as Pay Car
  • Listed on 1906 Roster as having both standard and narrow gauge trucks
  • 1909 - Wrecked on the RGS - car body switched with Tourist Construction Car Outfit car 0452 (1st)
  • 1920 - Reported as Coach Outfit Car 0452
  • 1923 - Reported as Cook Outfit Car 0452
  • 1954 - Reported as Kitchen Car 0452
  • 1959 - Reported as Kitchen-Diner-Bunk Outfit Car 0452
  • 1970 - To C&TS
  • (See B-2 - confused with originally)
F (2nd)
  • See B-2 (2nd)
G NG - 32' 1" Jackson & Sharp 1872 -
  • 1872 - Constructed as Coach 3
  • 1881 - Rebuilt to Commissary Car 3
  • 1885 - Renamed Business Car G (1st) - used with F on pay train
  • 1892 - Retired
G (2nd) NG - 36' 4" D&RG / B&S 1882 - $3,128
  • 1882 - Constructed as Mail 20 by D&RG with iron from Billmeyer & Small
  • 1885 - Renamed Postal 7
  • 1888 - Remodeled as Excursion Car 572
  • 1892 - Renamed Business Car G (2nd)
  • 1906 - Rebuilt Mail & Baggage 119 (2nd)
  • 1924 - Modernized with steel truck & Baker Heater
  • 1937 - Modernized with electric lights, steam heat, signal line for Shavano & San Juan
  • 1951 - Converted to work train service as Mail & Baggage Outfit Car X119
  • 1981 - Sold to On D&SNG Concession 566 (rebuilt to original appearance)

H

NG - 32' 1" Jackson & Sharp 1871 -
  • 1871 - Constructed as Coach 1 Denver
  • 1883 - Rebuilt as Business Car for Super - retained coach # 1
  • 1885 - Renamed to Business Car H
  • 1887 - Wrecked Ouray Branch
K NG - 32' 1" Jackson & Sharp 1872 -
  • 1872 - Constructed as Coach 4
  • 1881 - Rebuilt as Business Car 4 for 2nd Div Super - retained coach # 4
  • 1885 - Rostered as Business Car K (1st)
  • 1886 - Rebuilt & renumbered Side Excursion Car 564
  • 1888 - Retired
K (2nd)
  • See B-8
L NG - 32' 1" Jackson & Sharp 1872 -
  • 1872 - Constructed as Coach 6 MANITOU
  • 1885 - Rostered as Business Car L
  • 1886 - Replaced K (1st) which was converted (see)
  • 1896 - Retired (*may* have been rebuilt to coach 257 (2nd)
M NG - 32' 1" Jackson & Sharp 1873
  • 1873 -Constructed as Coach 8 TRINIDAD
  • 1881 - Renumbered Business Car M on Utah Div.
  • 1886 - to D&RGW Ry - Numbered 8
  • 1887 - D&RGW Business Car A
  • 1890 - Renamed TRINIDAD
  • 1891 - Attempt to sell to RGS but not accepted
  • 1891 - Sold to Great Salt Lake & Hot Springs
  • 1892 - Mounted on SG trucks
MALINCHE NG - 32' 1" Billmeyer & Small 1876
  • 1876 - Coach 13 COLORADO
  • 8/1880 - Rebuilt to Office Car MALINCHE
  • 10/1880 - Destroyed
  • 1883 - Relisted as Coach 13 MALINCHE
  • 1885 - Renumbered Coach 257
  • 1889 - Retired
N
  • See B-3 (2nd)
P
  • See B-3 (1st)
R
  • See B-7
X NG - 36' 1" D&RG / B&S 1882 - $1,789
  • 1880 - Constructed as Baggage 11 by D&RG with iron from Billmeyer & Small
  • 1886 - Renumbered Baggage 110
  • 8/1887 - Renumbered Scenery Car 800 - lengthened to 46'
  • 11/1887 - Renumbered 149
  • 1888 - Renamed Air Brake Instruction Car X
  • 8/1916 - Destroyed

 

ANSCO OWNED

800057 COLORADO lightweight obs Budd -49 ex-Casablanca Fan CITY OF PASADENA 11/28/84, nee-NYC 10562 FALL BROOK
800318 UTAH lightweight coach Budd -48 ex-Casablanca Fan CITY OF INDUSTRY 11/28/84, exx-CRI&P 364, nee-M&StL 53
800078 CALIFORNIA lightweight 4-4-4 dome-sleeper Budd -54 ex-Amtrak 9211 8/6/85, nee-SP&S 306 fluted siding applied
CB003 . end door baggage ACF -50 ex-Casblanca Fan 033 11/28/84, exx-Ice Capades, nee-ATSF 3462
-not used . dome sleeper Budd -54 ex-Amtrak 9212 4/85, nee-NP 309; now with Inland Pacific Rail
-used for parts . dome sleeper Budd -54 ex-Amtrak 9225 8/6/85, nee-CBQ 304; now to Empire Builder Private Cars as SILVER PILLOW
-not used . lightweight dome-lounge-dorm Budd -48

ex-WP 832 SILVER HOSTEL 3/10/86; at WP Museum, Portola

-used for parts . lightweight cafe HS -68 ex-VIA 340, 343. 344 10/15/87, nee-CN
 
 

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