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by Brian Norden
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Baldwin paint research
Replies: 20
Views: 31181

Re: Baldwin paint research

What is interesting about this discussion about the GLENBROOK is that: 1) The modelers have discussed for years the difference about paint colors viewed outside and inside and even under florescent vs incandescent lights. 2) On the RyPN discussion board there was coverage of a Southern Railway coach...
by Brian Norden
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: Forum Template Broken
Replies: 6
Views: 14836

Re: Forum Template Broken

Andrew Brandon wrote:Brian: I am trying to adjust the new template to fit your screen correctly. Hang in there.
Andrew,

I'm up on new equipment now. But, someone else may have the smaller size screen.
by Brian Norden
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: Oahu's Narrow Gauge Navy Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 8585

Re: Oahu's Narrow Gauge Navy Rail

I finally got around to ordering a copy of this book direct from Arcadia Press and arrived today. I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through it and reading the captions. Very interesting and worth the price. Jeff searched out an interesting set of photos especially of the ones of the equipment shippe...
by Brian Norden
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Death Valley Railroad Caboose
Replies: 1
Views: 4326

Re: Death Valley Railroad Caboose

Dick Dunn told me that he was able to use some of the original construction plans from Pacific Car & Foundry to prepare the plans. This is an interesting design. The center sill runs continuous from one coupler pocket to the other. It almost seems to be a car from a logging operation with the body a...
by Brian Norden
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers
Replies: 20
Views: 24397

Re: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers

This thread having gone around the wye and down the sidetrack, I might as well continue. They fell the Redwoods is one of Hank Johnson’s books, that one on the Sequoia National Park area lumber companies, including Sanger Lumber… He also wrote other books on Yosemite Valley (sadly standard gauge) an...
by Brian Norden
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers
Replies: 20
Views: 24397

Re: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers

Some other books covering the Pickering have already been mentioned:

Rails in the Mother Lode
When steam was King: Railroads of the Central Mother Lode Region of California
by Brian Norden
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers
Replies: 20
Views: 24397

Re: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers

I just took delivery of Krieg's book Last of the Three Foot Loggers and was impressed. However, he included a topo map of the line in the middle of the book and if you look carefully, you can spot another logging railroad just to the north of the West Side's line. Does anybody know what road that w...
by Brian Norden
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Taking a trip out to Pioche
Replies: 7
Views: 20402

Re: Taking a trip out to Pioche

#279 Schenectedy 2-6-0 (#50829) 1912 Former Chicago & North Western #279 Operated by Bristol Mines Co. On display at Lander County Court House, Pioche NV. Brandon, that should be Lincoln County court House. Lander is the county with Battle Mountain and Austin -- the home of the Nevada Central (seco...
by Brian Norden
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: ROADTRIPS
Topic: Reefer hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 7581

Re: Reefer hunting

The late Dale Darney had slides of the C&C reefer car body. But, I cannot recall where he said it was. It was on a hillside in an relatively open area. More of a ventilator car than a reefer. Vents high on the end of the car.
by Brian Norden
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers
Replies: 20
Views: 24397

Re: West Side Lumber Co. Questions & Answers

Here are some other books that contain information about the West Side and also photos: Rails in the Mother Lode , by Adolf Gutihrlein, published by Kratville Publications. Omaha, 1969. This book is about the Sierra, the West Side, the Pickering, and the Hetch Hetchy. For a later reprint the author ...