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by Andrew Brandon
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: 19th Century Standard Gauge Railroads
Topic: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad
Replies: 13
Views: 28752

Re: The Los Angeles & Independence Railroad

The LA&I was acquired by Southern Pacific interests in 1877. It was later leased to the Central Pacific in 1885 and became another cog in the great Octopus. By the turn of the century there wasn't any equipment lettered for it. The railroad had two locomotives. #1 Los Angeles 4-4-0 Danforth & Cooke ...
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: UPRR Early Side Door Cabooses
Replies: 1
Views: 9881

More UPRR Early Side Door Cabooses

UP operated different fleets for the Utah and Laramie Divisions. Laramie-Caboose-1-1868-A-Hull.JPG Here it is with some company in Laramie, WY. UP-Laramie-Cabooses-1868.JPG In a photo of the Laramie shops taken by A. J. Russell, the end of one of these cars can be clearly seen. UP-Caboose-Laramie-Di...
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: UPRR Early Side Door Cabooses
Replies: 1
Views: 9881

UPRR Early Side Door Cabooses

Part 2 in my on-going "Union Pacific Early Equipment Nagstravaganza" in an attempt to convince Curtis to modify his rolling stock in Trainz into slightly more accurate representations. Also known as: Doesn't this look sorta familiar? :mrgreen: UP-Caboose-10-Devils-Gate-Bridge.jpg These early UP cars...
by Andrew Brandon
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: Early UPRR Flat Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 21029

Re: Early UPRR Flat Cars

Interestingly enough, in the view of the Laramie shops, the frame of one of these short cars was being assembled in the foreground. UP-Shot-Flat-Frame-Laramie-Shops-AJ-Russell.jpg The sill closest to the photographer is the outside sill, showing the characteristic rounded end used on captured sill c...
by Andrew Brandon
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Digital Modeling
Topic: Early UPRR Flat Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 21029

Early UPRR Flat Cars

I've been nagging Curtis about making a few minor adjustments to some of his early rolling stock into slightly more accurate representations. The first two cars I've been researching are the 30' flat cars used in the 1860s and later. I have been unable to find much in the way of early UP freight car...
by Andrew Brandon
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Flat cars sold by SP to NCNG in 1936
Replies: 3
Views: 9838

Re: Flat cars sold by SP to NCNG in 1936

Brian, I believe SP #501 and #505 became NCNG #419 and #421, though I have no idea which is which. A photo of #421 is in the gallery . #419 spent the later years with an excavator loaded on top. behind the Glenbrook in the Grass Valley yard. SP #143 remained lettered SP #143 for a time and shows up ...
by Andrew Brandon
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Magor Car Company
Replies: 2
Views: 8917

Magor Car Company

We don't have a page up for Magor yet, but it is on the horizon. I recently picked up a roll of WWI era linen drawings from Magor. Many of these were built for Russia and appear to be trench railway related. A few other drawings feature cane cars for export in Standard Gauge, 36" gauge and 750mm. On...
by Andrew Brandon
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Taking a trip out to Pioche
Replies: 7
Views: 18608

Re: Taking a trip out to Pioche

Brian, Thank you for the information on the T-boiler. I'd been curious what was left for many years now. It's a shame someone didn't save what was left. I live near Lake Spaulding where it worked for PG&E during construction of the dam. If anything remains it might be nice to bring it back to Nevada...
by Andrew Brandon
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: Gallery Software Change Coming
Replies: 5
Views: 21106

Re: Gallery Software Change Coming

The planned software change is still on hold. I did however finally fix the template on the current software so it matches the new site styling.

Now to get the forum template fixed...
by Andrew Brandon
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 25157

Johnson - Pollock Lumber Co.

For the past few days I've been working on revising the history we have posted on the Johnson - Pollock. So far this hasn't been much of a challenge, the page has about a paragraph total on it. There is a lot of confusion surround this railroad and others located nearby. The Jackson & Pollock Lumber...