Re: The Gold Flat Mine
- Town Talk is approximately halfway between Grass valley and Nevada
City where Banner Road crosses Highway 49.
Heres the topo map:
--- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, "Loren Miller" <rioting@...> wrote:
> Heather, though I have nothing to back it up, I know there is a
> road in the Brunswick basin, near where the railroad rightaway is.
It is on
> the east side of the freeway. Perhaps that may have been near the
> of Town Talk.
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- In a message dated 11/13/2006 2:12:29 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Heather, though I have nothing to back it up, I know there is a Town Talk
road in the Brunswick basin, near where the railroad rightaway is. It is on
the east side of the freeway. Perhaps that may have been near the townsite
of Town Talk
The site of Town Talk was located atop the ridge right where there is a deep
cut where HY 49 crests between Grass Valley and Nevada City. At this
location the county road and traction line ran over the top of the NCNG tunnel at
this location. There was a store and several residences and just below on the
south slope of the ridge was the Standard Oil and Shell bulk plants as well
as a team track. The Shell plant was removed to make way for the high way but
the Standard plant is still in place and used by a plumbing supply business.
If you want to get an idea of where the tunnel and town site were look at the
pictures in the Best and Brown books of trains switching Standard plant and
the fence along the west side of the highway runs down the middle of the
siding that served the plant.
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