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by elminero67
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Sheffield V-4 2 stroke NG speeder
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Re: Sheffield V-4 2 stroke NG speeder

The Buster Keaton movie is a classic! The art of acting has evolved so much that it is hard to appreciate how much they could express and accomplish so much with so little tools or special effects. I'm still more partial to Buster Keaton's The General (1926), imho the best railroad movie ever made.....
by elminero67
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Sheffield V-4 2 stroke NG speeder
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Re: Sheffield V-4 2 stroke NG speeder

Very cool, looks dangerous as heck...hope you post it on youtube so we can hear that motor "thunder" to life.
If it wasn't narrow gauge it would be too tempting to make a few clandestine runs on the local branchline...that is why I should never have one.
by elminero67
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad
Replies: 8
Views: 8325

Re: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad

The Oregon Historical Society sounds like the definitive source of info. One online source is the Oregon Digital newspaper project: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/search/pages/results/?dateFilterType=yearRange&date1=1846&date2=1922&ortext=&andtext=&phrasetext=modoc+lumber&proxtext=locomotive&proxdist...
by elminero67
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad
Replies: 8
Views: 8325

Re: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad

You will enjoy the book, Jack Bowden is a retired SP conductor who grew up in the logging camps along the railroad, so he was able to gather alot of "insider" information on the shortlines and narrow gauges that the average historian would not have had access to. The book also will help clear up the...
by elminero67
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: ROADTRIPS
Topic: Death Valley RR
Replies: 6
Views: 6001

Re: Death Valley RR

I've always wanted to check out Death Valley, Let me know when you get a date you are going and I may be able to sneak away from the office for a day or two.
by elminero67
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad
Replies: 8
Views: 8325

Re: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad

I haven't had time to read the chapter on the Modoc lumber Co., but there is a nice photograph (p170) and some details of where she went afterwards, along with maps etc. If you dont have access to the book, I can pm you what you need.
by elminero67
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad
Replies: 8
Views: 8325

Re: Aspgrove OR. narrow gauge logging railroad

iirc the book "Railroad Logging in the Klamath" by Jack Bowden has a picture of it. I have a copy of it at work, will check Tuesday.
by elminero67
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Randall V. Mills Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 3751

Re: Randall V. Mills Collection

worlds slowest response... I had an apartment within a few blocks of the library for a few years, but, sadly, only had enough time to briefly look at parts of two boxes. I did not notice any blueprints, but did notice that there were many more photos than are listed in the guide. One of these days I...
by elminero67
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Virginia & Truckee
Topic: Virgina & truckee right of way
Replies: 5
Views: 6059

Re: Virgina & truckee right of way

Thanks Andrew. Have you been to any of the stamp mill ruins along the Carson?
by elminero67
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Virginia & Truckee
Topic: Virgina & truckee right of way
Replies: 5
Views: 6059

Virgina & truckee right of way

Has anyone here done much exploring along the V & T right of way? Im hoping to spend a couple of days hiking/walking/mountain biking in the area and know very little other than what I saw when I was fighting fires in the area back in the day. Specifically Im looking to find original retaining walls....