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132Re: [NVnarrowgauge] Bodie & Benton

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  • Michael Lee
    Jun 3, 2003
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      Great information!!!

      Mike Lee
      Tonopah and Goldfield in N
      League City, Texas
      --- darney@... wrote:
      > Brian:
      > Great information, I think this belongs to both
      > groups, the
      > railroad was entirely in California, but close ties
      > were maintained with
      > the V&T and C&C throughout the years. The V&T built
      > most of the rolling
      > stock and the Inyo and the Mono were ordered from
      > the Union Iron
      > works ( Prescott Scott & Co.)
      > by H. M. Yerington of the V&T, and most of the heavy
      > maintenance was
      > done at Carson by the V&T. (They were ordered as
      > 0-6-0's but were
      > constantly off the track and and were changed to
      > 2-6-0's by the V&T)
      >
      > JUNE 9 1881 CARSON APPEAL
      > Forty flat cars are now being made at the
      > V.& T. car shops for
      > the Bodie & Mono Lake Railroad. They are built
      > expressly for carrying
      > lumber to Bodie for the mines. This looks as if the
      > Bodie people expect
      > to do considerable developing this year.
      > **************************
      > SEPTEMBER 10 1881 Nevada Tribune
      > The V.& T. Machine Shops.
      > The work in the machine shop goes on steadily.
      > (PART)
      > Thirty cars for the Bodie railroad have already been
      > sent to the front
      > and an order for ten more was received yesterday.
      > ********************************
      > V.&
      > T. R. R.
      > D. O. Mills Esq. Carson City Nevada
      > October 31 1881
      > New York
      >
      > My Dear Mr. Mills:-
      > Prescott Scott & Co.will ship second engine on
      > Thursday, the other one
      > is at Bodie & I think will prove to be a good
      > machine. Have sent north
      > 10 more flat cars (40 in all) so she will be well
      > filled on rolling
      > stock. (The V&T shops built the flat cars for
      > the Bodie road.)
      > Very truly yours
      > H. M. Yerington General manager
      >
      > Dale Darney
      >
      >
      >


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