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D&RGW STOCK CARS 5627 AND 5564

 

D&RGW Stock cars 5564 and 5627 at Silverton CO. Fall 2015.

D&RGW Stock cars 5564 and 5627 at Silverton CO. Fall 2015.

D&RGW 5627 is a single deck stock car used to transport cattle and horses, while D&RGW 5564 is a double deck car used to transport sheep and hogs. We purchased 5564 with the help of a Colorado State Historical Fung grant from Lindsay Ashby. It had been displayed it at the Georgetown Loop RR and subsequently stored at the Colorado Railroad Museum. The Society purchased 5527 using its own funds from private collector Randy Babcock who had bought it from the Durango and Silverton in 2009 soon after the RR stopped using it to transport horses into the Animas Valley.

Newly Restored D&RGW Stock Car in Silverton CO. Fall 2016.

Newly Restored D&RGW Stock Car in Silverton CO. Fall 2016.

 

To read more about the history of these two stock cars and Colorado’s catttle industry click HERE

To read more about the restoration of these two stock cars click HERE