Re: Overhead crane at Nevada City?
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That was something i was totally un aware of at the Nevada City Depot.
Even In 1984 Model ralroad focus on Nevada City it is not mentioned
--- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, EANDPNG@... wrote:
> I have uploaded a picture of the crane at Nevada City but it went
> the Chicago Park album? According to the ICC valuation material it
> built in 1908 and had a 24' span.
> Greg Maxwell
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Maxwell <EANDPNG@...>
> To: NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 8:46 am
> Subject: <NevadaCoNG> Re: Overhead crane at Nevada City?
> I have two photos that show the overhead crane at Nevada City. I
> one of them was used in Brown's book but my NCNG books are packed
> right now. The crane sat near the end of the team track about even
> with the passenger depot. I remember that someone made a HO model
> timber gantry crane that looked much like the crane at Nevada City,
> maybe Durango Press?
> Greg Maxwell
> --- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" <dasredbaron@> wrote:
> > Overhead Crane??? Doug, mentioned an overhead crane in his note.
> > What overhead crane? any pics of it somewhere? That is a detail I
> > was totlly unaware of!
> > Thanks
> > Mike
> Have you visited or contributed to the FILES or LINKS section yet?
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- I found the following in the 1912 California Railroad Commission report
on the NCNG.
Nevada City traveling crane, wood frame with four wheel truck, four 12"
diameter cast iron wheels, 25' long 8' spread 1902+
Built by PG&E Co (Pacific Gas & Electric) for their convenience in
unloading from flats onto wagons and vice versa, but
left to NCNGRR when hauling was finished by PG&E Co and still in use by
I also found this in the 1912 valuation regarding the freight portion
of the Nevada City depot,
"Not painted nor sealed or lined inside"
From: Doug MacLeod <dmacleod@...>
Sent: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 9:51 am
Subject: Re: <NevadaCoNG> Nevada City depot colors question
Herman Darr and Ken Yeo said when the Nevada City depot was torn down,
which was actually the warehouse before the depot burned down, there
were signs of the OA&E two tone gray. I haven't found a single
photograph that shows that building was painted before the railroad
closed down, other than some of the window frames were painted. The
building may have been painted red, but I haven't found any evidence to
prove it. The Nevada City depot that burned down around 1930,
was appears to have the OA&E two tone gray paint. A photo of the
depot appears on page 120 of Best's NCNG book.
Doug MacLeod, Roseville, CA
----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: <NevadaCoNG> ?colors question
Mike and Andrew,
I believe that the oxide red color would only apply to the new depot
at Nevada City. From about 1910 on all depots were painted in the two
tone gray paint scheme used by the parent OA&E.
West Linn, OR
--- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, "Andrew Brandon" <andrew.brandon@...> >
As far as I have found thus far, the depots were a form of Oxide Red,
> one of these days I'll get around to making some color samples for
> things but spare time is a luxury I don't have these days.