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by elminero67
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: The Baldwin Styles; The Color and Architecture of U.S. Locom
Replies: 2
Views: 8443

Re: The Baldwin Styles; The Color and Architecture of U.S. L

I finally had the chance to sit down and read David's well researched and written posting over a cup of coffee, and wanted to say thanks for posting it! It is refreshing to see different perspctives on railroad history. Think I might get a second cup and mull it over again, thanks, Duane
by elminero67
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Railroads/Mines near Lake Shasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Re: Railroads/Mines near Lake Shasta?

I'll if I can find Signor's book, and see if I can dig up some old maps or other stuff. Maybe a road trip is in order before the weather gets nasty...
by elminero67
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Railroads/Mines near Lake Shasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Re: Railroads/Mines near Lake Shasta?

Thanks for the info! Sounds like there was more going on there than I thought, I was hoping to do some research and go to the lake last year when it was low to see what had surfaced, but it is a low priority. Has anyone been by the lake recently? If so, how low is the water?
by elminero67
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Railroads/Mines near Lake Shasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Railroads/Mines near Lake Shasta?

Has anyone found or researched the railroads and mines around and under Lake Shasta? While researching other stuff I keep seeing tantalizing little tidbits of some of the narrow gauge operations there...but struggled not to let it sidetrack me from what I was researching. Surely someone has seen an ...
by elminero67
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: SPNG #18 update
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

Re: SPNG #18 update

A very ambitious and worthy project-I am really looking forward to the next time I have an excuse to go through the Owens Valley and see how the project is going. btw, i noticed that on the "Roster" portion of the C&C website that Diesel #1 was listed as "reportedly in Mexico." She is still intact a...
by elminero67
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Central and South America Narrow Gauge
Topic: Disaster in Cananea
Replies: 1
Views: 5727

Disaster in Cananea

Hola: One of the key towns I have been researching for the Sonora Narrow Gauge book is a mining town just south of the Arizona border called Cananea: Unfortunately I have not spent as much time in Cananea as it is the epicenter of drug cartel activity, and for the last four years has been the scene ...
by elminero67
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data
Replies: 29
Views: 44826

Re: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data

At least two former D&RG 4-4-0's ended up south of the border on the Torres y Prietas, likely former #85 and 88 of the D&RG. The worked out well on the TyP as the grades acrross the desert plains were slight, and the loads usually consisted of the former denver Circle coaches and firewood: #85 was l...
by elminero67
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Pittsburgh 4-4-0
Replies: 5
Views: 2561

Re: Pittsburgh 4-4-0

Im not a locomotive expert, but I do know the AT&SF had two of the Pittsburg 4-4-0's on their 3' Silver City, Deming and Pacific RR. in southwestern NM. When this was standard gauged 1886ish they were sent to the Denver Circle RR, another AT&SF narrow gauge. After that line was converted one went to...
by elminero67
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Passing of Donald Duke of Golden West Books
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

Re: Passing of Donald Duke of Golden West Books

I too was inspired by many of the excellent books he helped bring to the market, his passing is a loss to the history community.
by elminero67
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Central and South America Narrow Gauge
Topic: New Book out soon
Replies: 4
Views: 7868

Re: New Book out soon

Will keep everyone posted-hoping to have it in hand between Halloween and Thanksgiving