Re: [NVnarrowgauge] Any surviving cars from Tonopah RR?
I think that one of the boxcars built for the TRR by J. Hammond that went to the Mina Br by way of the LTRy&TCo may still be around. Perhaps Randy Hees or one of the SPNG guys might know more.
From: Wendell Huffman <wendellhuffman@...>
Sent: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 10:00 am
Subject: [NVnarrowgauge] Any surviving cars from Tonopah RR?
The Tonopah Mining Park is looking for a railroad car from the Tonopah mining boom to display at their facility. Are any of you aware of any car(s) from the old Tonopah Railroad which still exist? As an alternative, are there any plans of any of the Tonopah equipment which might lend themselves to replication? I'd love to see a replica of one of the line's 4-wheel cabooses. Wendell Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NVnarrowgauge/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NVnarrowgauge/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:NVnarrowgaugefirstname.lastname@example.org mailto:NVnarrowgaugeemail@example.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: NVnarrowgaugefirstname.lastname@example.org <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
- Hello -
There is a detrucked four wheel caboose at the Ely, Nevada Railroad Museum. Not the Nevada Northern location, but the State Museum on Highway 50. Someone once told me that it was a T&G caboose but I can't vouch for that. The Number 12 is on one of the interior walls.
Thanks for the information. I have some photos of
some of the "bobbers" at Millers. I believe that the
#12 is shown.
I'm on the road at a hotel in Phoenix. When I get home
over the weekend, I'll check the photo and see if the
number is 12.
My sister and I just cleaned out my mother's house in
tonopah to sell. We have a u-haul packed to return to
TX. We also sold my wife's mother's home in Graeagle,
Tonopah, Goldfield and Bullfrog in N
League City, TX
--- vandtrr@... wrote:
> Hello -____________________________________________________________________________________
> There is a detrucked four wheel caboose at the Ely,
> Nevada Railroad Museum.
> Not the Nevada Northern location, but the State
> Museum on Highway 50. Someone
> once told me that it was a T&G caboose but I can't
> vouch for that. The Number
> 12 is on one of the interior walls.
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- Hi Wendell,
The Northwest Shortline and Narrow Guage Gazette, has
completed several line drawings of T and G and Tonopah
Railroad equipment over the past 25 years.
They are located in California and can be googled.
--- Wendell Huffman <wendellhuffman@...>
> Actually it is to protect the NSRM collection that
> I'm looking for
> something else which might be out there and suitable
> for Tonopah. We
> bought the T&G car for NSRM specifically to
> represent the Tonopah
> boom railroads at our site. Tonopah has been trying
> to raid that car
> from us for quite some time--which of course would
> leave us without
> that representation. (We really have plans for that
> car.) It might
> not seem so rude if they actually offered us
> something for it--to
> cover our investment, but they are just putting
> political pressure on
> us to give it away for nothing.
> The redundant cars we could be talked out of are the
> Eastern/Southern Pacific 70-foot wooden
> mail/baggage/smoker combo,
> which reportedly operated to Mina, or one of the SP
> box cars which
> were used for the Tonopah boom and abandoned after
> the 1907 panic. On
> the other hand, a replication would be a whole lot
> less expensive and
> probably more satisfactory all around, if there is
> appropriate with good documentation. That's why I
> asked the question
> about plans for anything from the Tonopah Railroad.
> I am aware of the few Tonopah & Tidewater cars out
> there, and I'll
> run up to VC to check out Gray's car. I'm not
> wanting to send Tonopah
> off to try to raid another museum (though they may
> well try), so the
> fact of that car in private hands is a plus. But the
> T&T is about as
> relevant to Tonopah as the SP, since neither reached
> Tonopah. We also
> have the LV&T car, but that is earmarked for the
> Boulder City museum
> as it ties in so well with the birth of Las Vegas,
> and it didn't go
> to Tonopah either. I'm trying to help Tonopah, but
> my first
> obligation is to protect NSRM's assets.
> --- In NVnarrowgauge@yahoogroups.com, Michael Lee
> <tphmike@...> wrote:
> > Hi Wendell,
> > Spoke to Shawn before he left. 2 box cars from the
> > and G are at the Fernley Museum. Photos are in the
> > archive section of the Nevada Shortline group.
> > Of course, there is also the passenger car at the
> > Mike Lee
> > --- Wendell Huffman <wendellhuffman@...>
> > wrote:
> > > The Tonopah Mining Park is looking for a
> > > car from the Tonopah
> > > mining boom to display at their facility. Are
> any of
> > > you aware of any
> > > car(s) from the old Tonopah Railroad which still
> > > exist?
> > >
> > > As an alternative, are there any plans of any of
> > > Tonopah equipment
> > > which might lend themselves to replication? I'd
> > > to see a replica
> > > of one of the line's 4-wheel cabooses.
> > >
> > > Wendell
> > >
> > >
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