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23 PHOTOS FOR CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
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Visitor Center sign
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Visitor Center entry - it's all free!
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Box Outfit Car #04414 is a Maintenance-of-Way (MOW) car - originally built as a 24' box car, it is 30' and rides on 26" wheels; and is both metal and wood. In 1914 was rebuilt to be a MOW car used for maintenance or construction, or part of wreck trains that kept the lines clear from accidents or natural blockages with sleeping and dinning facilities. It served as an engineman?s diner/bunk (sleeper) car and has cabinets and sink, closets, and a "pot belly" stove. MOW equipment paint scheme in 1939. D&RGW Single Deck Stock Car #5620 is 30' & capacity 50,000 lbs. carried sheep, cattle, horses, mules and hogs. Originally freight car red with white lettering, but in the 1920s painted it black with white lettering. [http://www.hscl.cr.nps.gov/insidenps/summary.asp]
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D&RGW Double Deck Stock Car #5679D is 30' capacity 50,000 lbs. carried sheep, cattle, and hogs. Originally freight car red with white lettering, but in the 1920s painted the black with white lettering scheme. [http://www.hscl.cr.nps.gov/insidenps/summary.asp]
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The MOW Derrick car is a Fairmont Railway Motors W60 Series A car riding on 2 axles with 4 wheels, carries a 7' boom on a 5' x 7' wooden floor deck bolted to a steel box frame. Bumpers extend the deck about 1' on each end. Car weighs 1,435 lbs. and could lift approx. 1850 lbs. [http://www.hscl.cr.nps.gov/insidenps/summary.asp]
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