Re: [NVnarrowgauge] Re: Any surviving cars from Tonopah RR?
- 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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