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    • October 11, 2018 3:38 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Dan,

      A second thought, the inclines, some were serviced by the baby gauge line, there were 3 gauges in Morenci. The baby was  20".

      If you can find a map of that ga. you might get the leads you seek.

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    • October 11, 2018 11:07 PM EDT
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      OSHA approved, I'm sure.

       

      Dan,

      The caption says this trestle leads to the Shannon incline...

      Maybe enough landmarks to orient...

       

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    • October 12, 2018 10:54 AM EDT
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      Thanks to John mentioning The Baby Gauge RR I found some interesting info about the engines.

       

      https://www.co.greenlee.az.us/pointsofinterest.aspx

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      Dan DeVoto

      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

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    • October 12, 2018 1:34 PM EDT
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      Dan, nice read.

      Longfellow ops:

      I doubled the size of this pic (on my pc) and you can see a dogleg in the incline that's over the crest in the other pic. Also above is a stretch to the right where the babies may have run.

      Below you can see the switch backs down to  the big narrow ga. bins.  Most likely hauled to the Detroit Smelter

      Smelter;

      Doubly insane, eh Cliff?

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    • October 12, 2018 7:01 PM EDT
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      Here's a more in depth info. with many photos at the end.

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

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    • October 12, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
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      https://westernmininghistory.com/gallery/538258/historical/towns/

       

      More too2

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    • October 12, 2018 7:16 PM EDT
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      Dan, your link Not Found, could be all the '%20' geek speak for a blank space....

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    • October 13, 2018 12:16 AM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

       

      Doubly insane, eh Cliff?

       

      Crazy nuts, John.

       

      In those ore bins above, it looks like concrete was shot over them to fireproof them. At least, I've seen that done to a headframe in Gold Hill, and for that reason.

       

    • October 13, 2018 12:57 AM EDT
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      Here's the one I'd love to model: the funicular of the Eureka Mill, which transferred ore from the V&T down to the tiny Eureka RR below.

       

       

      This is from a copyrighted page, so here's the full credit:  "Thirty Inch Gauge Railroads: the Eureka Railroad," article by Mallory Hope Ferrell, photos from author's collection; Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette, Nov-Dec 2005, p66.

       

       

       

    • October 13, 2018 3:20 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      Dan, your link Not Found, could be all the '%20' geek speak for a blank space....

       

      Don't know what happened.  Try this, copy & paste.

       

      History of the Clifton-Morenci-District, 1987 by William C. Conger

       

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    • October 13, 2018 10:36 PM EDT
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      For anybody wanting to build the Yosemite Incline, Seattle Car and Foundry built them and the following link is their 3rd Catalog with said cars and a bare frame ...

      Otherwise it's got a ton of interesting cars from a beef reefer, logging trucks to ways to compute curves with chords, etc

      https://www.gutenberg.org/files/49341/49341-h/49341-h.htm#Train_de_Luxe

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    • October 14, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

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      John C. wrote: "The wiggling is to duplicate the stereo viewer ..."

       

      Or an ipecac. 

    • October 14, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

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      It's not often you see an incline with a tunnel!

       

      That smelter complex looks incredibly cool. Would make an awesome model even in HO, assuming you could get enough prototype info to make it. Of course in G, you'd need about an acre of land just for that!

      This post was edited by Ray Dunakin at October 14, 2018 10:07 PM EDT
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