D&RGW Authority for Expenditure 9237
Description--Class 37--Freight Train Cars
Build 16 narrow gauge flat cars, 80 thousand pound capacity, 40 feet long, using secondhad parts from like number of old standard gauge 28000 series cars which are worn out and will be retired. Cars to be numbered 6510 to 6524.
Purpose and Necessity:
This will provide suitable flat cars for handling heavy machinery moving over our narrow gauge lines. Present flat car equipment is not strong enough to handle such shipments. We now have 18 narrow gauge flat cars in 6000-6098 and 6100-6111 series, which are all wood construction, worn out, and should be retired.
Detailed Estimate -- One car
Appraised value of underframes, air brakes, decking, etc. from retired 28000 series cars - 15,000 pounds @ 2 cents per lb.
Trucks complete $650
Steel, rivets, bolts, misc. $93
Total Materials $743
Store expense $59
shop expense $34
Shop expense $51
Payroll tax (RR & SS) 6% of $@393
Total Net Cost, one car: $1.553
Total New Cost 15 cars: $23,295