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Getting trains running again on the Torres y Prietas
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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 09:04 pm
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Nice weathered wood. 

I ran across this site that provides textured walls: https://www.bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/brick_n_stone/brick_n_stone.htm


Woodie,

I ran across some information on the Carson & Colorado.  In the late 1800s the C&C (3-foot gauge) bought some ore cars from the Virginia & Truckee (standard gauge), placed some 3-foot gauge trucks under them and put them to work.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 11:29 pm
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Cool, I didn't know that! The 30" gauge Eureka Mill RR used ore cars that looked just like the ones on the V&T, could they have been re-gauged?

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 Posted: Mon Aug 7th, 2017 01:17 am
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Woodie,

I couldn't locate a car roster for the Eureka Mill, but it is quite possible that the cars were simply re-gauged similar to the Carson & Colorado. 

It seems the prototypes did what modelers often do...change standard gauge cars to narrow gauge cars, or vice versa.  Put yourself in their position where you often have to fill a need the quickest and most economically way.  Many times it was an unexpected increase in traffic that created the crises.

I often look at my N.I.&E. Railroad the same way.  How can railroad management obtain the necessary rolling stock at the cheapest and quickest way.  The passenger cars on your Mogollon were probably the best your railroad had to offer.  On my line the only passenger car is a four-seater opened-air affair to accommodate the few paying passengers that show up.  More passengers cars are planned, but that is when the car shop people have the time to hammer something together.



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 Posted: Mon Aug 7th, 2017 02:59 am
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change standard gauge cars to narrow gauge cars, or vice versa

The EBT did it a lot also. Just changing narrow gauge trucks into standard gauge cars and vice-versa was A LOT cheaper than transferring the load.
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The Newfoundland Railway also changed out the standard gauge trucks a la EBT style (http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Railway/en/p.php?id=54).  I don't think it would work on two-foot gauge lines due to stability issues.

Australia had a variety of different gauges.  Somewhere I read where narrow gauge cars were loaded onto standard gauge cars like a piggyback operation.

Are there any examples of where a two-foot gauge line interchanged with a three-foot gauge line that subsequently interchanged with a standard gauge railroad?



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How about triple gauge?

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 Posted: Mon Aug 7th, 2017 04:15 am
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Somewhere I read where narrow gauge cars were loaded onto standard gauge cars like a piggyback operation.

Saw a pic in a mid-50's Popular Mechanics.
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