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J3a-614

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« on: April 13, 2010, 11:03:33 PM »

Narrow gauge is often considered something from the steam age, and I love it that way myself,especially since I live a relatively short 75 miles or so from the East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company.

But this is not always so, as illustrated by this material from Railpictures.net.

http://www.railpictures.net/articles/article.php?id=24

http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?offset=0&where=search|-2|-2|-2||-2|henderson mine railroad|15|1||||||||-2|-2||-2|-2|||15|-2|-2||||||1||1||||&newdisplay=5

I doubt that anyone will produce this equipment, but at the same time the locomotives look relatively plain in the detail department; perhaps they would not be too tough to scratch up.  Cars might be a problem, simply by needing a lot of them.  Either way, you would have something not everybody else would have!

Other items:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=313708&nseq=0

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=305242&nseq=0

Enjoy.
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 02:21:01 AM »

I stumbled on the Henderson mine operation a while back when I was cruising around western Colorado. Alas, I never saw anything running, but I noted the narrow gauge and overhead electric as being worthy of investigation when I had more time. Shame I never found "more time."

The USG railroad is covered in depth in a new book b Charles O'Herin called White Gold Railroad - Plaster City Narrow Gauge. In addition to the Montreal Loco Works units, they had a few other modern diesels, and also ran some steam including ex SPNG nos. 8 and 9.

Later,

K
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James

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 12:53:28 PM »

Charles' book is very good coverage of a modern Narrow Gauge railroad.  But be careful of the dates for the last runs of steam.  SPNG had retired #8 and #9 by the dates in the book, #18 and #22 long before that.
I have talked with Charles about this dates and he has said something is wrong with them.  I have not gotten around to finding the verification, by source, for the actual dates.
I have built models of #18 and #22.  They run!!! (on my garden railroad).

James
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F.B.

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 08:40:09 PM »

Wow This brings back memories. I used to camp there in the early 80.s The trains would run all day. I need to go through my archives. I have lots of pictures. I used to take them through the fence that ran the whole length of the RR
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