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by Andrew Brandon
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: 19th Century Standard Gauge Railroads
Topic: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad
Replies: 13
Views: 28831

Re: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad

The flat cars in question were the 30' captured end beam cars used by CP/UP/V&T/etc.

Take a look at this post: Early UPRR Flat Cars
by Andrew Brandon
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: Modeling Promitory May 10, 1869
Replies: 7
Views: 12936

Re: Modeling Promitory May 10, 1869

Curtis,

I agree.

Last night I was able to get a high res copy of one of the CP coach photographs I needed. I will have an illustration in the future. I will also have the early UP lettering finished soon for your revised flat car.
by Andrew Brandon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Mystery Photographs
Topic: Mystery Incline Tram
Replies: 0
Views: 13095

Mystery Incline Tram

I picked this up locally, there are no notes on the back to identify where it was taken. My suspicion was maybe this is the incline from the mine down to the Patterson & Western.
unknown-incline.jpg
by Andrew Brandon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Mystery Photographs
Topic: Unknown Mining / Mineral Operation
Replies: 0
Views: 9272

Unknown Mining / Mineral Operation

I picked up a set of photos from ebay that contained 8 views of this operation. Something about this locomotive looks familiar to me, but I can't place it.
Unknown-1.jpg
Locomotive "L-1"
This view shows the bluff the mineral is being extracted from.
Unknown-2.jpg
I will post more scans later today.
by Andrew Brandon
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Book on Utah narrow gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 8494

Re: Book on Utah narrow gauge

I have the following references on the U&N in my library if you need them. Beal, Merrill D. The Utah and Northern Railroad: Narrow gauge Idaho State University Press (1980) Carr, Steven L. Utah Ghost Railroads Western Epics (1990) Colorado Rail Annual No. 15: Idaho - Montana Issue, Colorado Railroad...
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: Gallery Software Change Coming
Replies: 5
Views: 21137

Gallery Watermark

With the increase of Facebook usage in our hobby I noticed many photos we have in the gallery were being shared without proper credit. To mitigate this, I've added a very small, simple watermark to images (only) in the PacificNG Collection that has a simple "PacificNG.Org" note in the bottom right c...
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: ROADTRIPS
Topic: Juneau Alaska 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 17763

Re: Juneau Alaska 2017

Gabe,

These are fantastic photos. I am always pleasantly surprised at how much remains of these old railroads.

Can I post your images to the gallery?
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: SPAM!
Replies: 2
Views: 6241

Re: SPAM!

The war on spam continues. I have made some adjustments to the forum that will block some of the more commonly used mail servers, breached by spammers. That list is: mail.ru yandx.ru yandx.com mailermails.info mailstome.today mailmefast.info Though these spammers have not hit the main forum for a wh...
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: Modeling Promitory May 10, 1869
Replies: 7
Views: 12936

Re: Modeling Promitory May 10, 1869

There are two posts elsewhere on the forum that will be of interest. Early UPRR Flat cars Early UPRR Cabooses Rio Grande Models makes a HO scale V&T Caboose #9 in the original side door configuration, it could be adapted into a UP car. These posts are about virtual modeling (Trainz) and models that ...
by Andrew Brandon
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Query - What was the range of a wood burning locomotive?
Replies: 11
Views: 18433

Re: Query - What was the range of a wood burning locomotive?

Norm, I've started nagging Curtis about working on some appropriate rolling stock. The flat car he was reworking last year can be used to make many of those early cars in the photos. Even the early boxcars are using the same flat car design as a frame and a body built on top. If you look at the ends...