Saturday, March 05, 2005

Re: Wood to Coal Chronology


I believe CP assigned engines wherever they needed them - perhaps much like the SP and Cotton Belt diesel locomotives were assigned system-wide in the 1970s and later. WP engines were "in the pool", I suspect.

I note a typo in your summary - the Industry burned coal in January 1869 (not 68), per Dales news articles.


Note my NEW address of

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum