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 Posted: Sat Jul 27th, 2013 02:07 pm
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Hello Fellow Modelers:

just a brief comment.... I will follow this up with a more detailed post in the narrow gauge forums.

narrow gauge was often the only economic means of building a raroad through badlands, arroyos, red-rock canyons & mesas, alkali deserts to reach isolated mountain ranges of the southwest. Because it was in those lonesome & desolate mountains where the jack-ass prospectors disovered rich ore deposits of gold, silver & copper!

in forthcoming posts we will relive those fabulous days, when the mines were only getting started and the mining towns just beginning to grow! Before the automobile, before the decline in mine output was even a concern! Together we will explore that fabled iconic railroad of America's southwestern frontier, the Brazos, Rio Mescal & Western Railroad. A narrow gauge line notorious for the towns it served; Cyanide Springs, Quartz Creek, Mescalero and the infamous Mule-Bite!

John D.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 27th, 2013 02:10 pm
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Looking forward to more info. on the Brazos, Rio Mescal & Western Railroad. Let's see what you got up your sleeve.
Ron D.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 27th, 2013 02:19 pm
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there's gold in them thar hills!

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 Posted: Sat Jul 27th, 2013 06:45 pm
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John D. wrote: there's gold in them thar hills!Yeah, but probably way too little to make it worth diggin'. Jose.



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 Posted: Sat Jul 27th, 2013 11:08 pm
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The Lost Dutchman used a 4-8-8-4 Big Boy to haul out his ore.   

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 Posted: Sun Jul 28th, 2013 11:58 am
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Watch Out Though !

William Holden & 'The Wild Bunch' ...

... are in those hills, also !

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A whole bunch of 'big hats' ...

... Federal-ese ! ...

.. US Cav. ...

& VULTURES !

Phew !

Si.

" Keep yer head DOWN ! "



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