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by elminero67
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: SPNG/Keeler revisited...maybe
Replies: 1
Views: 3113

Re: SPNG/Keeler revisited...maybe

I'm attaching a map of the Inyo County taxlots in "downtown" Keeler-Interesting that the Union Pacific (evidently) owns a big swath of the town, including Railroad Avenue and the two former railroad crossings. I say "evidently" as the Inyo County Assessors office doesn't identify who owns each lot, ...
by elminero67
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: SPNG/Keeler revisited...maybe
Replies: 1
Views: 3113

SPNG/Keeler revisited...maybe

Not much going on here as of late-which is too bad as I feel this site fills a much needed niche. Anyways, longshot here, but I am trying to get permission to visit and photograph the SP depot and former Sierra Talc plant at Keeler., hopefully on the 19th or 20th of December. If I am reading the Iny...
by elminero67
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Castle Crag Lumber Companies...
Replies: 1
Views: 5548

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: 20172

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: 20172

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: 20172

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: 20172

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: 11474

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: 11474

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: 11474

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...