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by elminero67
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Castle Crag Lumber Companies...
Replies: 1
Views: 3231

Re: Castle Crag Lumber Companies...

That is good research on an obscure operation.
by elminero67
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 16825

Re: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.

Yeah-didn't hope to see much in the snow, but any excuse to get away from the TV is good enough for me. Based on the description I read the meter gauge line it must have been very near Bray, possibly on Orr Mountain (see the 1941 USGS "Bray" 1:62500 topo below) which may have been served by lines fr...
by elminero67
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 16825

Re: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.

Road Trip Report! It didn't look promising as we went over Siskiyou Pass on I-5. There were several cars that had spun into the ditch and they were only letting people with 4x4s of chains go over the pass. Perfect! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/elminero67/IMG_00211.jpg The weather improved ...
by elminero67
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 16825

Re: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.

It took me all of 1/2 an hour on the internet to see that this is going to be tough-the area is so far removed from towns that it rarely is mentioned in newspapers or journals. As a footnote, the Grants Pass Courier and the Klamath Falls Evening Herald were advertising for lumberjacks and skilled la...
by elminero67
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 16825

Re: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.

You've got my curiosity on these lines, Ill keep my eye open for local sources of info. Having said that, if Jack Bowden didn't find it, I doubt I will!
by elminero67
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Keeler Ca. loading dock
Replies: 7
Views: 9348

Re: Keeler Ca. loading dock

Thanks-the models are ON30. I'm enjoying modelling the scenery and structures of the Owens Valley, but have to say that there is not much off the shelf rolling stock out there that is remotely close to the Southern Pacific ng...
by elminero67
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Keeler Ca. loading dock
Replies: 7
Views: 9348

Re: Keeler Ca. loading dock

And a model of the loading dock:

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by elminero67
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Keeler Ca. loading dock
Replies: 7
Views: 9348

Re: Keeler Ca. loading dock

I'm not surprised that it doesn't show up in the 1930s-My impression is that it was likely a post WWII structure, and it does appear in a 1949 photograph in Myricks' Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California. I agree that it would not be ideal for unloaded ore as it appears to be a little low to un...
by elminero67
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Keeler Ca. loading dock
Replies: 7
Views: 9348

Keeler Ca. loading dock

Does anyone know the history of this loading dock on the Carson & Colorado / Southern pacific narrow gauge in Keeler? Thanks, Duane http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/elminero67/DSCF0536.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/elminero67/DSCF0532.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/elm...
by elminero67
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: ROADTRIPS
Topic: DC for research
Replies: 2
Views: 4255

Re: DC for research

You are in Washington D.C. and you are spending all of your time at archives?
Sounds like your family needs to do an intervention...if you are not too far gone.

Carry on, always wanted to do that (the archives, not the intervention).
Duane