Last night I mentioned the NCNG RR museum project committee and that I
had contacted some of the members, that they thought it was a good
idea to have the NCNG RR represented on the Colfax side and to keep
them informed. I also addressed the fact that I was all for the
Colfax RR museum, but not at the expense of closing our crossing.
Also, that I would help in whatever I could regarding anything to do
with the NCNG at our end......be it a plac, visitor site or whatever.
I also expressed concerns of other property owners regarding the fire
danger we go through every year, bringing up the present fire in our
area just across I-80 from my home.....that to bring large equip or
fire trucks down Dinky or Foresthill would be all but impossible. The
only way is to cross the tracks at Dinky from the Colfax side. They
assured me there will be many more meeting and open discussion on the
museum and crossing issue, and the public input would be required.
Everything went well, and I hope to be very vocal at the meetings
about making sure the NCNG is somewhat a part of the plan.
I want to thank everyone for their valuable comments and concern
regarding this matter and my immediate concern.
I did not even know this group existed, even though I have 4
yahoogroups of my own on other subjects. I am grateful to have found
it and especially to be a part of it.
Again.........THANK YOU EVERYONE!
--- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Stuard" <dstuard@c...> wrote:
> I am surprised that Pat has made no mention of the NCNGRR Museum in
> Nevada City (http://www.ncngrrmuseum.org/index.htm). While I support
> her objectives, I think the NG is well covered from that end of the
> line. A museum at Colfax, however, is a great idea, given the history
> of the CP, SP and now UP to the town. The NCNG operations at Colfax and
> Oilville would certainly have a place there as well.
> Doug Stuard
> Reston, VA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat Rylance [mailto:patrylance@y...]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 12:24 PM
> To: NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: <NevadaCoNG> Fw: Colfax RR display
> Hi Harry, thanks soooooooo much for your responses to
> my concerns. As you can see at:
> http://www.psrhs.org/Newsletter.htm under
> announcements, what the psrhs and City are planning.
> I am all for this except for closing the Dinky
> Crossing. I would very much like to see the History
> of the Narrow Gauge involved in this to include a plac
> or or historical visitor center with many photos and
> historical information about the Narrow Gauge. There
> is much more to be said, but will save for later.
> If you purchase a tape of the last meeting (7/27) you
> will understand what their intentions are. They are
> still pursuing the closure of the crossing.
> I am in full support of what they are doing except for
> the closure.
> Pat Rylance
> --- Harry Marnell <marnell@c...> wrote:
> > http://www.psrhs.org/
> > ----- Forwarded Message -----
> > From: "Jim Wood" <jwoodgeo@o...>
> > To: <marnell@c...>
> > Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 23:32
> > Subject: Colfax RR display
> > Hi Harry,
> > We were interested to hear of your inquiry about a
> > possible RR museum in
> > Colfax.
> > There is a possibility that our group may begin a
> > restoration effort in
> > Colfax in the future. There are some important
> > obstacles to overcome
> > first. One, we need to get an official endorsement
> > by the City of
> > Colfax to give us a space to conduct a restoration
> > and display effort,
> > and second, we need to find appropriate and
> > historically significant
> > pieces of rolling stock to bring to Colfax to work
> > on. The first item
> > may be resolved this Tuesday night at the Colfax
> > City Council meeting.
> > As to the second issue, we haven't yet identified
> > any pieces to look at
> > to acquire. As to the Golden Gate RR Museum, we
> > have not approached
> > that group for any particular pieces in their
> > collection. We had been
> > considering a Pullman sleeper in their yard that
> > actually belongs to the
> > Cal. St RR Museum but we've decided to pass on it
> > for the time being.
> > If you know of any available equipment, let us know.
> > Best Regards,
> > Jim Wood
> > VP-Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society, Colfax.
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