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by Dave
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909
Replies: 9
Views: 20890

Re: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909

John, that's a great list and having it is a great resource for everyone interested in the SF rail operations. Thanks! I have all of the Commission reports available for the period in question. The detail expense accountings can be really enlightening if tedious to work through! Here are a few more ...
by Dave
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909
Replies: 9
Views: 20890

Re: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909

John, I won't refuse the offer! I'm a user of the Cal Digital Library if that's where you're reading, and if you have dates of Alta issues that works as well as URLs. I'm very familiar with the 1886 Sanborns. Stumbling on them in 2007 is what triggered this project for me. It's been an interesting h...
by Dave
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909
Replies: 9
Views: 20890

Re: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909

John, yes, I have no argument against transshipment or the situation where raw materials came in on one line and the finished goods manufactured in SF went out on another line. I also have no proof of it happening simply because there are no waybills in existence I'm aware of. But transshipment is p...
by Dave
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909
Replies: 9
Views: 20890

Re: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909

Loco112 and Andrew, thanks for the kind words. The Belt is such an unusual railroad in US narrow gauge history--not just being a near-unique 3-rail industrial district switcher but that it was only fed by water craft until 1910 serving 5 railroads (4 if you consider the SP and SP narrow gauge to be ...
by Dave
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909
Replies: 9
Views: 20890

NPC/SPC cars in San Francisco -- 1875 - 1909

Two narrow gauge railroads floated freight cars to San Francisco: The North Pacific Coast and the South Pacific Coast. The float operations had a long life, starting in 1875 and running until at least 1909, and were a big part of the business for the narrow gauge lines. Yet very little has been publ...
by Dave
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Boxcar(s) at Berlin NV
Replies: 2
Views: 4527

Re: Boxcar(s) at Berlin NV

I was there a few times also, at least 10-15 years ago and like Brian I didn't see a second car, just the Bobtown car, which was actually half of the original car, under that cover you mention. I have seen other cars along the Reese Valley on ranches, all de-trucked SG cars used by ranches for one r...
by Dave
Wed May 29, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Nevada Central For Google Earth
Replies: 13
Views: 23933

Re: Nevada Central For Google Earth

Ed, just let me know if you want to chat more on the trip and details of the NC/AC when your're ready to. One trick you may want to check is to look at Google maps, the view where you can see the town from the view of their camera car (you drag that little man below the zoom slider onto the map and ...
by Dave
Mon May 20, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Google Mapping for Pacific NG.com
Topic: Nevada Central For Google Earth
Replies: 13
Views: 23933

Re: Nevada Central For Google Earth

Ed, Much of the Clifton ROW remains, though the only structure left is the oil dump. You should easily find the turntable pit and the ROW tucked against the southern side of Pony canyon, and the station once sat along the west edge of the shooting range. As to the Austin City line, it curved from th...
by Dave
Fri May 17, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 34
Views: 73265

Re: Introductions

Hi, all: I've been interested in narrow gauge since the early 1970s but since 1990 have focused on CA and Nevada narrow gauge lines, specifically researching the M&SV, the SC&F, the Nevada Central and the Austin City railways. I also have spent time on researching lines outside the US including the ...
by Dave
Fri May 17, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Military Narrow Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 4999

Re: Military Narrow Gauge

Extensive use of 60cm equipment on lines to supply the trenches in WWI in 1917/18, following the examples of the Germans, French, British. Obviously not a territorial usage, but a very large system during the war.

Dave Eggleston