View single post by Keith Pashina
 Posted: Sun Jan 10th, 2021 07:58 pm
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Keith Pashina


Joined: Sun Nov 4th, 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Posts: 788
Thank you Jon, for posting the links to video of inside mines.
Fascinating stuff and it gives me an appreciation for how hard life would have been as a miner!

Time sure flies, too.
I just realized I had put the Freerails site aside for the past half year,
my last post was back in July 2020! 

Well, a lot has happened in the world since then, and a lot has happened in my personal life, too.
The biggest change for me was working hard for much of 2020 setting up a business deal,
near the end of 2020, I sold my ownership in my business, and am now officially "semi-retired".

I'm not totally sure what all that will mean for me,
but I do know it means I now am having more time to do more HOn30 modeling.

In the next several weeks, I will be posting more about what I have been up to.


One little detail I recently added to my HOn30 model railroad were railroad crossing signs. 

Most images, such as the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection image shown here,
show the common railroad crossing sign consisting of black lettering on white-painted boards and posts.

The image above shows one such sign on the main street of Russell Gulch.
A similar sign is shown in photos across the creek from the Gilpin Tram's enginehouse in Black Hawk.

Darel Leedy's  C&SNG website had  an interesting discussion of crossing signs on June 25, 2017.

An unusual crossing sign near the street near the Central City depot,
the signpost is painted white, but the angled cross arms have white lettering on a dark background.

The main street crossing in Black Hawk, over the dual gauge C&S/Gilpin trackage.
The lettering on the signpost is black, and says "Look Out For The Cars".

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