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Death Valley RR

Postby Randy Hees » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:46 pm

Andrew and I have a trip to Death Valley planned late next month... chasing ghosts... Reports suggest we will find some.

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Re: Death Valley RR

Postby Andrew Brandon » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:32 pm

I asked a friend who was a ranger in Death Valley some years ago about the boiler in the Amargosa Opera House basement and she seemed to indicate it was still there. Is there any truth to this?
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Re: Death Valley RR

Postby elminero67 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:47 am

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.
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Re: Death Valley RR

Postby Randy Hees » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:33 am

The plan is 24-26 of April... but there are (proverbial) storm clouds on the horizon and the trip is in question...

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Re: Death Valley RR

Postby Andrew Brandon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:28 am

By April, he really means March. ;)
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Death Valley Trip

Postby Randy Hees » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:36 am

Our trip to Death Valley has begun... Andrew and I, accompanied by Steph and Lisa have reached Bishop... Today we will introduce the women to the joy that is Keeler... I am blogging about it... http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID ... 5363884594

The camp ground claims to have wifi... if so expect regular updates and even a picture or two...

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Re: Death Valley RR

Postby Randy Hees » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:55 pm

We have finished our quest.... Andrew and I and he ladies.... (Steph, aka the daughter, and Liza, aka the friend...) visited DVRR No 2 in Furnace Creek... and drove the right of way... but the right of way is a difficult drive, and we never made New Ryan.... the [url]Wednesday Morning… Bugging out…[/url] includes details...

The Furnace Creek loco (DVRR 2) is spectacular... maybe the most complete loco in a park...

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