615Re: Gold Quartz monument in Colfax questions
- Jul 1, 2008Kinda quiet around here, eh?
I was in Colfax this weekend, then looked at the books afterwards to try to figure out what
I was looking at. As I see it, the quartz monument was in the current grassy area east of
the restored SP passenger depot. Its shown in a photo about 2/3 the way through the
Best book. It's squarish, maybe 12'x12' and 10' tall, with two pillars flanking the standard
gauge side. Because it was made of (probably) gold bearing quartz, my guess is that it
did not survive the depression.
Apparently there will be a Colfax Railroad days this year, September 27 and 28. It would
be nice for some people to provide some history of the NCNG there, that day.
--- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" <dasredbaron@...> wrote:
> Hi all
> I believe this stood just North of the the two station buildings,
> (main passanger and then the security office).
> Does this monument still stand? Are there any known pics of it beside
> what was in the book? trying to build a model of it for my layout,
> but have no idea of her size, shape, color or nothing, just that
> it "was there" at sometime.
> anyone,, anyone,, Bueller?
> Mike D
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