Traffic in San Luis Valley

Town

Company

Ships

Receives

Amount

Type of cars

Comments

Antonito Johns-Manville Corp. Perlite, 100lb bags     40' and 50' box cars  
 

Johns-Manville Corp.

Perlite, bulk

 

2000 carloads/year

2 and 3 bay covered hoppers
1965-69 Pullman 2893, 4427
Later Pullman 4740, 4750 and
ACF Centerflows

50% of the total traffic

 

Great Lakes Carbon

Perlite, bulk

   

as above

2nd biggest shipper

 

Colorado Aggregate

Scoria

   

70 ton and 100 ton hoppers

 
 

Colorado Aggregate

Decorative rocks

       
 

Colorado Aggregate

 

Marble chips

     
 

Lumber Mill

Lumber

   

Flat cars, box cars

 
             

Bountiful

Coors Brewing

Barley

   

3 bay covered hoppers

Started mid to late 60s

             

La Jara

Floyd Reed's Grain

Grain

   

3 bay covered hoppers

 
             

South Fork

Stone Forest Products

Lumber

   

Flat cars, box cars

To Tennessee, Georgia

   

Wood chips

   

D&RGW 40ft box cars
later Santa Fe GS gons
with side extensions

To paper mill in
Nekoosa, Wisconsin
             

Creede

 

Ore concentrates

   

GS drop-bottom and
GB fixed-bottom gons

 
             

Monte Vista

Coors Brewing

Barley

 

800 carloads/year

3 bay covered hoppers
1965-69 Pullman 2893, 4427
Later Pullman 4740, 4750 and
ACF Centerflows

Coors, Golden CO?

  Lumber Mill Lumber     Flat cars, box cars  
  Mounain King and Wolf
Creek Potatoe
Potatoe     Un-iced and mechanical
reefers
 
Center

San Luis Central

Centennial Russet Potatoes

 

20 carloads/day

Until end of the 60s: Un-iced reefers mainly
from ART but also from WFE, PFE, FGE, BREX and SFRD.
From the end of the 60s: SLC REA
express reefers.
Later second hand 57ft mechanical
reefers from PFE and FGE

 
     

Acid

 

Tank cars

 
     

Fertilizer

 

Tank cars

 
      Anhydros Ammonia   Tank cars  
             

Zinzer

Sanner Bros

Scrap Metal

   

Gondolas

 
 

Monte Vista CoOp

Grain

   

Covered hoppers

 
     

Fertilizer

 

Tank cars

 
     

Anhydrous ammonia

 

Tank cars

 
             

Parma

Poote Chemical

 

Fertilizer

 

Tank cars

 
             

Alamosa

Trucks from Chama

Raw timber

   

Flat cars

 
 

Rio Grande Motorway

General freights

General freights

 

Box cars

 
     

Stock

 

Stock cars, narrow gauge

Transfer from one
gauge
to another.

   

Stock

   

Stock cars, standard gauge

 
 

Alamosa Lumber Yard

 

Lumber

 

Flat cars, box cars

 
 

Lumber yard

 

Lumber

 

Flat cars, box cars

Until beginning of the 60s

 

Sky Valley Ice

Lettuce

   

Reefers*

August and September

             

Blanca

Blanfort Potato Warehouse

Spuds (Potatoes)

   

Reefers*

 

*reefers mainly from ART but also from WFE, PFE, FGE, BREX and SFRD

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Last Update: 1998-05-22