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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2019 12:55 am
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Don't know much about this unusual, and slightly sketchy looking suspension bridge with what looks like a Porter loco,

other than the caption said "Rice Canyon" and that the suspension bridge was temporary.







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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2019 02:48 pm
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Comparing the photo with ones in "Mexican Narrow Gauge"

The bridge was built for the "Ferrocarril Mapini Railway" owned by the "Penoles Mining Co",
at Camp Sur to connect the mine with the railway to the smelter.

Empty ore cars back hauled to the mine with a cable line,
from the looks of it the engine is approaching the bridge to pickup a cut of loaded ore cars.

Mine and Railway lasted into the 1940s ?.




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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2019 05:09 pm
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It does look like the Penoles Mining Co bridge, but it is not.

A quick search for “Rice Canyon” indicates several possibilities.

I believe the suspension bridge was constructed to make a large fill.

I’ll post more info when I am home.




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 Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2019 02:23 am
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A few more details on the suspension bridge:

I don't recall exactly where I came across the photograph, but it was captioned

"Chew & Silkes subcontract. Suspension bridge for making embankment. 1907-08"

and below it

"Rice Canyon"







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 Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2019 06:26 pm
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After enlarging the photo,

I can see that the tower is made of wood timber, rather then the steel/iron used for the bridge at Camp Sur on the FCM Rly.

Do I need yet another project  :bang:





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I think those in the 2nd coach might well be thanking  link-n-pin  couplers .  .   .




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When you haven't got room for even the tightest of return loops, just stick part of it on a bridge.


 


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That may be the tightest prototype corner I've ever seen



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They apparently struggled getting stuff round it.







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That's funny



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