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  • Doug MacLeod
    John: I thought you would be interested to read this message from Dale Darney. Doug MacLeod ... From: Bob Yarger To:
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      John:
      I thought you would be interested to read this message from Dale Darney.
      Doug MacLeod
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Bob Yarger <bobyar2001@...>
      To: <Slimrails@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [Slimrails] U.S.Navy narrow gauge


      > This is quite interesting. There has been a lot of
      > discussion on what happened to this engine after it
      > left Hawaii, and I believe this is the first evidence
      > of what country on the huge continent of Africa it may
      > have gone to. Anyone familiar with Algerian railway
      > operations?
      >
      >
      > --- darney@... wrote:
      > > is well known that ex N-C-O 2-8-0 # 14, ex
      > > S.P. #1 and ex NCNG # 9 was sold to the U.S.Navy and
      > > sent to Hawaii and that it was thought to have been
      > > sent to Afraca with no other detail, although it is
      > > thought that it was converted to a 0-8-0 by removing
      > > the pilot truck this has not been confermed.
      > > I found the following clipping from the
      > > Grassvalley news paper in the personal album of
      > > Johnny Nolan the Master Mechanic of the NCNG, and
      > > thought it might be of interest.
      > > Dale Darney
      > >
      > > GRASS VALLEY CA,
      > >
      > > April 16 1944
      > >
      > > SGT. EV CHAMPION MEETS OLD "PUFFING BILLY" IN
      > > ALGERIA.
      > >
      > > Acting First Sergeant Everett Champion son of Mrs.
      > > Jessie Champion of Alta street, in a recent V mail
      > > letter to his home here declared that he is enjoying
      > > his work and continues fine after 10 monthes of
      > > service in North Africa, engaged mainly in the
      > > operation of a P.W. (prisoner of war) camp as a
      > > member of the Military Police.
      > >
      > > The Grass Valley soldier writes that one of his
      > > greatest moments, which brought a wave of nastalgia
      > > and revived memories of the old Sunday school picnic
      > > days at Chacago Park, was the appearance of one of
      > > the locomotives of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge
      > > Railroad, operating on a short line in Algeria. The
      > > initials of the old locomotive which formerly served
      > > on the now defunct local line, were plainly
      > > discernable.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > > removed]
      > >
      > >
      > > Please visit the Library car at:
      > > http://www.concentric.net/~Rswebber/library.shtml
      > > for more information regarding narrow gauge
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      >
      > =====
      > Bob Yarger
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