When the Uintah shut down many cars were obtained by area farmers, at little or no cost, to be used for storage. Usually all under body metal (couplers, brake rigging, and truss rods) was removed by the railroad, but exterior metal (grab irons etc.) was left on. Very little of this rolling stock still exists, most being burnt or dismantled through the years.
Most rolling stock that still exists is located at the the following locations.
The following is a list of known remaining pieces of rolling stock.
#221 is owned by the Museum of Western Colo. and is on display at Cross Orchards. It has been restored to a very good condition and is complete with brake rigging, couplers, and trucks.
#2?? was purchased by Alan Kraus at a farm auction and was recently moved to his property at Loma, CO and restoration has begun. It is on trucks and is sitting on a sort section of display track but still needs couplers and brake components. It had been updated with a Murphy (metal covering) roof, and had been on a concrete foundation so is in good to fair condition. The car number is unknown. Alan also has a D&RGW drop bottom gondola which is displayed on the same display track.
#226 was purchased by Charles Roberts at a farm auction, and is expected to be restored in the near future. It has the original wood roof, was on blocks, and is in good to fair condition.
#2?? is being used for farm storage. It had been updated with a Murphy (metal covering) roof and is on blocks, so is in good to fair condition. This car is unique in that it has small doors in both ends (most have a small door in one end only). The car number is unknown.
#2?? has recently been discovered. It is located West of Fruta and is being used for general storage and is in good to fair condition. The owner would like to restore it but no plans have been made to do so yet.
#418 was purchased by Charles Roberts at a farm auction, and is expected to be restored. It had been on a concrete foundation and is in fair condition .
Note. There is a car located at Mack, CO that is claimed to be an ex Uintah caboose. Inspection by several knowledgeable individuals has shown it to be one end of a NG boxcar that has been cut in half. It is NOT an ex Uintah caboose.
Uintah #021/ D&RGW #0469 is located at Silverton, CO. and is in good condition.
Uintah #023/D&RGW #0470 has been donated to the Durango Railroad Historical Society and is presently stored at Bayfield, CO. awaiting restoration. It is in fair condition and has one end sill almost rotted away.
These cars are the only known ex Uintah cars to still have the original Uintah trucks and couplers
#01 has a caboose like platform and door at one end and side doors on both sides. We have yet to determine if it was a tool car or caboose, as it has attributes of both. It was built by the Uintah from an old D&RGW flat car. It owned by the Museum of Western Colo. and is on display at Cross Orchards. It has been restored to a good condition with trucks and link and pin couplers, but still needs brake rigging.
#51 is a Pullman Co. sleeper owned by the Museum of Western Colo. and is located at Cross Orchards. It is in poor condition with all interior fixtures, paneling, etc. having been removed. It is presently stored under shelter with hopes of eventual rebuilding and display.
#B-8 is a business car owned and displayed by the Colorado Railroad Museum, and has been restored to an excellent condition. This car was originally a coach but was rebuilt as a business car by the D&RG and later sold to the Uintah.
The tender of Uintah #30 was sold to the D&RGW in 1939 and made into water car #W499. This was subsequently turned into the tender for snowplow #OM in 1962 and is located at Chama, NM.