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by elminero67
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Central and South America Narrow Gauge
Topic: New Book out soon
Replies: 4
Views: 8145

New Book out soon

The site has been quiet lately! Im happy to announce that the project I have been working on for the last few years will be published in the next month or so: It will be called "Sonora Narrow Gauge" and features the untold story of narrow gauge railroads south of the Arizona border in the state of S...
by elminero67
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Central and South America Narrow Gauge
Topic: Visiting an old friend in Cananea
Replies: 3
Views: 6968

Re: Visiting an old friend in Cananea

One of the standard gauge locos, Alco# 31854 is still there. One of the narrow gauge locos, #8 is in a museum in Southern Mexico, I have a theory on what became of the other two locos that were listed as standby as late as 1973: Before I go as far as propogating another lost locomotive story, there ...
by elminero67
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Central and South America Narrow Gauge
Topic: Mystery loco #2
Replies: 0
Views: 5857

Mystery loco #2

The second unidentified locomotive appeared on the Moctezuma Copper Co 36" line south of Bisbee circa 1900. What I find interesting about it is that it appeared in Nacozari several years before the standard gauge Nacozari railorad was built, meaning that it was somehow shipped 90 miles over rough wa...
by elminero67
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Central and South America Narrow Gauge
Topic: Dos Mystery locos: #1 of 2
Replies: 0
Views: 5764

Dos Mystery locos: #1 of 2

I was hoping someone on this site could help identify or shed light on these two engines before I post on another site, as the folks here seem pretty keen: Going through the photos I've collected I still have several unidentified locomotives that I frankly don't know anything about: The first one on...
by elminero67
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Funny thing happened in Duncans: NPC Caboose #2
Replies: 8
Views: 3501

Re: Funny thing happened in Duncans: NPC Caboose #2

I dont know anything about this caboose but it looks like the owners are well intentioned but misguided. Sometimes they do more harm than good without knowing it, but fortunately in this case the paint is probably helping preserve the wood. It might be good business to provide them a photo as she or...
by elminero67
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: No. Cali Redwood logging 1946
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

Re: No. Cali Redwood logging 1946

That is some crazy footage! The precision of the fallers in the beginning of the footage is incredible-the holding wood on the cuts was perfect on every cut-that is hard to do when the trees are that large! Im sure glad I dont have to work in the conditions those men do, but at the same time, sure w...
by elminero67
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Yuba Valley Wood Co ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4958

Re: Yuba Valley Wood Co ?

You guys are gluttons for the obscure and difficult! Maybe this is why eveyone just rehashes D&RG and C&TS on other sites...
by elminero67
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: NWP #322 photo
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Re: NWP #322 photo

Thats a great photo, thanks for sharing!
by elminero67
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Towle to Lake Valley???
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Re: Towle to Lake Valley???

I did a quick search on a couple of search engines and found only one mention this company in Reno. We need more mysteries.
by elminero67
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Another mystery narrow gauge picture:
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

Re: Another mystery narrow gauge picture:

John-That was what I was hoping-the picture on ebay was very fuzzy so I thought Id take a chance. Turns out it isn't: it is a photo of the Little Bookcliff railroad and is a rather poor copy of a previously published pic. Cant win em all!