|View single post by Salada|
|Posted: Tue Oct 11th, 2016 11:25 pm||
May I suggest you Google -
"Pagosa Junction Railroad Bridge"
"Animas Forks Railroad Bridge"
- scroll through all the separate photos that come up.
These, & others, were replacement bridges because the DRG were running ever heavier trains following the introduction of the K Class locos.
The Pagosa truss bridge replaced the previous trestle that was swept away by heavy flooding.
These bridges were carrying double/triple headed K's and multiple hundred ton consists of up to 90 - 100 cars. Though similar in appearance to yours the girder & riveting sizing is noticeably lighter. So the MMM RR hit pay dirt for a year or so and invested in good 2nd bridge !.
Your latest tank looks great for a water tanker - a mountain top mine will be short of water for sure. Wolfie's lady 'friend' looks a tad too expensive for his wallet.