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

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  • Michael Lee
    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
    Message 1 of 8 , Jul 4, 2007
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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.

      Mike Lee


      --- Wendell Huffman <wendellhuffman@...>
      wrote:

      > Thanks,
      >
      > 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
      > Arizona
      > 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
      > something
      > 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.
      >
      > Wendell
      >
      > --- In NVnarrowgauge@yahoogroups.com, Michael Lee
      > <tphmike@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Wendell,
      > >
      > > Spoke to Shawn before he left. 2 box cars from the
      > T
      > > 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
      > NSRM
      > >
      > > Mike Lee
      > >
      > > --- Wendell Huffman <wendellhuffman@...>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > > 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
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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