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by elminero67
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Long Fellow Mining Co. of Arizona
Replies: 9
Views: 3044

Re: Long Fellow Mining Co. of Arizona

Like many mining railroads, they started out with mule power, but within a short time, according to Mallory Hope Ferrill's article in the 2004 Finescale Railroader Logging, Mining and Industrial Annual, they reached the limit of what mule power could handle. The line was originally 4.5 miles long, b...
by elminero67
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Long Fellow Mining Co. of Arizona
Replies: 9
Views: 3044

Re: Long Fellow Mining Co. of Arizona

I doubt that heat was the reason that the Coronada and 20" gauge Coronado railroad replaced horses and burros, Morenci Arizona is hot, but nowhere near as hot as Phoenix or western Az. With copper mining the only way to make money was to move large quantities of ore. The ore at Morenci at the time w...
by elminero67
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NNG-Day chasing trains on the former NCO RR
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: NNG-Day chasing trains on the former NCO RR

I didnt see or or know there was a boxcar at Ravendale-I didnt have good maps or any research. I just saw a train, had a little extra time, and enjoyed spontaneously chasing trains and ghost towns on the first summer weekend I've had off in ten years. I was smiling even when I laid down my motorcycl...
by elminero67
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Mystery Photographs
Topic: Photograph Identification Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4649

Re: Photograph Identification Needed

I still think it is Chase Creek-I've been looking for some photographs I came across that show a similar angle, BUT I put them in one of what my wife refers to as my "special places." I'll keep looking!
by elminero67
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NNG-Day chasing trains on the former NCO RR
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: NNG-Day chasing trains on the former NCO RR

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/elminero67/DSCF3064.jpg The scent of fresh cut hay is quickly replaced with sage after leaving Willow Ranch,. For the next few miles the Lake Railway hugs the base of an ancient lava flow above the flats of Goose Lake. In wide open, unspoiled country like this...
by elminero67
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NNG-Day chasing trains on the former NCO RR
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

NNG-Day chasing trains on the former NCO RR

I was passing through Lakeview, Oregon on the way to a long motorcycle ride to check out reports of a “lost locomotive” at an old mine high in the mountains and far from civilization. These plans were abandoned when I heard a diesel horn at 5:30 am from the cheap motel room at Lakeview. I'd been thr...
by elminero67
Sun May 23, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Tonopah 2-6-0 #4
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Tonopah 2-6-0 #4

Goog looking locomotive-what became of her?
by elminero67
Fri May 07, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Mystery Photographs
Topic: Photograph Identification Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4649

Re: Photograph Identification Needed

it may possibly be Chase Creek on the Coronado Rairoad in eastern Arizona. I'll see if I can find the other photos I have of this railroad and compare
by elminero67
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Oregonian anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: Oregonian anyone?

Good info,thanks for sharing. I've been curious about Oregon Narrow gauge for sometime, and now that I
live in SW Oregon Im a little disappointed by the lack of narrow gauge lines in this part ofthe state...
by elminero67
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Oregonian anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: Oregonian anyone?

Interesting info: Other than the Sumpter Valley and NCO, Not much info available on the Oregon narrow gauges-where did the Oregonian operate?