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by Randy Hees
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: 2019 National Narrow Gauge Convention - Sacramento
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2019 National Narrow Gauge Convention - Sacramento

Andrew and I will both be attending and speaking... The SPng Society will have a table (likely a good place to find us) Andrew and I have a joint clinic on paint... Andrew has a clinic on NCNG (with photos you have never seen) The Farmer Brothers will be there talking about the progress on C&S 1008....
by Randy Hees
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: C&C passenger cars...
Replies: 1
Views: 155

C&C passenger cars...

The following is an attempt to distill C&C passenger car histories, separate from the pollution with is SPng history... for eventual posting on the C&C railroad history page on this site... Carson & Colorado Passenger Equipment, 1881-1900 (including cabooses, officer’s cars and express box cars) A d...
by Randy Hees
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Narrow Gauge
Topic: Bausman's Rhinoceros and other early ng locos
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Views: 2797

Bausman's Rhinoceros and other early ng locos

Conventional thought suggests that the first narrow gauge railroad in the US was the D&RG... and their locomotives the first built, but there are other earlier narrow gauge locomotives locomotive built. Boston locomotive builder Souther (Globe Locomotive Works) is known to have built some 38" gauge ...
by Randy Hees
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Keeler Turntable ???? …. Help
Replies: 2
Views: 4879

Keeler Turntable ???? …. Help

In May 2014, a couple of days before our Lone Pine conference, our (then) president asked a question about the location of the Keeler turntable on the SPng yahoo group… Now in July 2018, the question has been asked again Hello all, We have all heard that there was a turntable located at Keeler (assu...
by Randy Hees
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Castle Crag Lumber Companies...
Replies: 1
Views: 2757

Castle Crag Lumber Companies...

This is a work in progress, posted here due to a question on our Facebook site... This started as a piece on just Castle Crag Lumber - M. A. Burns but grew to encompass the others who logged on this site... 3' gauge logging railroad, West from the lumber mill located on Castle Creek, just above Cast...
by Randy Hees
Wed May 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Other Narrow Gauge
Topic: The Barrel Railroad, Kentucky
Replies: 2
Views: 10469

Re: The Barrel Railroad, Kentucky

And.... a photo of one of the The Glenmore & Elsewhere Railroad Plymouths...
by Randy Hees
Mon May 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Other Narrow Gauge
Topic: The Barrel Railroad, Kentucky
Replies: 2
Views: 10469

Re: The Barrel Railroad, Kentucky

I have located a second bourbon distillery with a narrow gauge railroad... This time T. W. Samuels, who purchased a Milwaukee model W for their 1 mile long railroad. The T. W. Samuels distillary was closed by the depression and dismantled, but the son opened a new distillery after the war... which t...
by Randy Hees
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Other Narrow Gauge
Topic: Austrailia and other sugar cane railroads
Replies: 0
Views: 2927

Austrailia and other sugar cane railroads

The Light Railway Research Society has a wonderful page on the narrow gauge sugar cane railroads of Australia... with additional info on other narrow gauge in the region... http://www.lrrsa.org.au/LRR_SGRb.htm#Introduction_a
by Randy Hees
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Cabooses
Replies: 2
Views: 3144

Re: CP Early Cabooses

A drawing of the 4 wheel cars and a color rendering by Jim Wilke
CP yellow Jim.jpg
CP R&LHS drawing.jpg
On the 4 wheel cabooses
by Randy Hees
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR combination cars
Replies: 4
Views: 4761

Re: CP combination cars

I suspect V&T early freight cars were any of mineral red, slate, or ocher yellow... And if we include the post 1900 Colorado Midland cars, black... We have only a few anchor points, and the CP yellow is found on box cars.... and is not known if flats were painted that way too.... It appears that the...