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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2012 07:21 pm
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W C Greene



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Now, here's another great book-UINTAH RAILWAY by Bender. You Colorado narrow gauge guys who want something a bit different would really appreciate this book. One of my favorites, this tells about the Uintah which ran from the NW part of Colorado up into Utah and hauled Gilsonite, a dark brown mineral used for asphalt, insulation, and even the black lacquer used on Model T's. Matter of fact, Gilsonite is only found in the area where the railroad ran. Over the years, the URy had motive power as diverse as a 2-4-2t, Shays, inside frame 2-8-2's, and the only 2 narrow gauge articulateds used in the US. The rolling stock was also quite diverse, from passenger cars to gons and boxes to cabooses-one of which was a 4 wheel bobber that makes a neat model. If you want a good read and dandy photos, you can't beat this one. And copies are rather cheap these days.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=bender&sts=t&tn=uintah+railway

Even if you are not modeling Colorado NG, you will find some great ideas in this one and those who believe you need wide curves to look "prototype" might better not look here.

Woodie



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