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by Brian Norden
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: C&C passenger cars...
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: C&C passenger cars...

Randy, A few thoughts and revisions. Ownership and control of the Carson & Colorado. D.O. Mills did not own the C&C; he had a controlling investment. D.O. Mills only owned 43.7% of the stock in the C&C Railroad and each of the previous C&C Ry, Second Division C&C Ry and Third Division C&C Ry. Willia...
by Brian Norden
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Keeler Turntable ???? …. Help
Replies: 2
Views: 5714

Re: Keeler Turntable ???? …. Help

Comment I recall hearing about the Laws turntable from the people who worked on the replica turntable at Orange Empire. The style/design to the "spider" center casting on the bottom of the table or bridge is different from the design shown in the Southern Pacific drawings. This probably meaning that...
by Brian Norden
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: Early UPRR Caboose
Replies: 2
Views: 3973

Re: Early UPRR Caboose

I wonder if the Union Pacific Museum might happen to have any interior views. Or any exterior views that would provide some idea of the interior arrangement.

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by Brian Norden
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Promontory, May 10 1869 for Trainz
Topic: CP Director's Car
Replies: 6
Views: 6878

Re: CP Director's Car

Looking good. I think you need to also do the provision (baggage) car seen with it.

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by Brian Norden
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: 19th Century Standard Gauge Railroads
Topic: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad
Replies: 13
Views: 16944

Re: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad

Not really 300 articles about the LA&I. The search was not filtered for eliminate advertisements, I think I subsequently did that and came up with maybe 20 articles. Work was started on a portion of a grade and a proposed tunnel at the north end of the approach up to Cajon Pass. This to record work ...
by Brian Norden
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: 19th Century Standard Gauge Railroads
Topic: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad
Replies: 13
Views: 16944

Re: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad

An equipment summary might be found in one of the annual Poor's Manual. I have seen and used some of these. But, I do not recall what libraries, etc. have these in their holdings. CSRM? You might also check out the California Digital Newspaper Collection I did a search for "Los Angeles & Independenc...
by Brian Norden
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: Modeling Promitory May 10, 1869
Replies: 7
Views: 6308

Re: Modeling Promitory May 10, 1869

I realize that this post is a bit late.

My understanding is that Pullman Brown is the very much like the brown used by United Parcel Service has used for its trucks. I have seen the UPS color referred to as "Pullman Brown."

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by Brian Norden
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Book on Utah narrow gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 3971

Re: Book on Utah narrow gauge

Randy, that a good book for its era. I've had my copy for years and its been years since I've opened. I think you'll find that later writers about the Sumpter and the UN utilized it. Also check out the Colorado RR Museum's annuals that discussed some of the Rio Grande Western predecessors. Also chec...
by Brian Norden
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Central and South America Narrow Gauge
Topic: F C de Lima & Lurin
Replies: 3
Views: 4623

Re: F C de Lima & Lurin

A few comments to add. The Hacienda Casa Grande 2-8-2 was one of three (#11, 12, 13) that came from American Locomotive-Schenectady in January, 1920. They are very similar to the Sumpter Valley ALCO 2-8-2s that were built a few months later. These were essentially 3-foot gauge versions of an ALCO 2-...
by Brian Norden
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Design differences between SPNG locomotives Nos. 8, 9 and 18
Replies: 7
Views: 9168

Re: Design differences between SPNG locomotives Nos. 8, 9 an

N-C-O #11 and #12 were both built in December of 1911. These two would be closer to being twins than with any of the other 4-6-0s on the line. None of the other Baldwin 4-6-0s were built in the same time as another. Between that and several decades of work by the N-C-O and the SP would produce some ...