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    • February 17, 2018 6:39 AM EST
    • As many times as I have posted that picture over the years, no one has commented that there are trees growing in front of the dish.

    • February 15, 2018 6:07 PM EST
    • Rent a bigger dish!

    • February 15, 2018 5:00 PM EST
    • Naw, I still cant hear you now. For some reason I don't get good reception anymore......

       

    • February 14, 2018 6:17 PM EST
    • Huh?

    • February 14, 2018 4:41 PM EST
    • lorna dane said:

      Great pictures have not hiked out that way myself since 2011.  I think there is an ill fate on that whole line as it has gone through so many companies trying to get it running. 

      Of course my favourite is along the old line at Plaster city with the USGS narrow gauge line running at one time (have not been there for quite some time) MLWs Alcos once destined for the WP&Y.  Anybody know if the old line is still operating and still have the Alcos? 

       

      I wonder how crews like 2 horns of their Nathan 5 chime horn pointing at the cab?

       

      'Produces 144 db at 10 ft .' Oh my!

    • February 14, 2018 3:57 PM EST
    • It is quite an effort to hike the rail line  (  I have't got around to doing it yet. )   But if you are ever in that area it is worth while to go thru  Jacumba . . . . turn on Rail Road St.   . . and visit the small rail yard there.

    • February 14, 2018 10:35 AM EST
    • Great pictures have not hiked out that way myself since 2011.  I think there is an ill fate on that whole line as it has gone through so many companies trying to get it running. 

      Of course my favourite is along the old line at Plaster city with the USGS narrow gauge line running at one time (have not been there for quite some time) MLWs Alcos once destined for the WP&Y.  Anybody know if the old line is still operating and still have the Alcos? 

       

    • February 14, 2018 8:01 AM EST
    • John Caughey said:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id2y3eT5dC8

    • February 14, 2018 7:59 AM EST
    • John Caughey said:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5D7eP5eJWc

    • February 14, 2018 1:16 AM EST
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id2y3eT5dC8

    • February 14, 2018 1:11 AM EST
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5D7eP5eJWc

    • February 14, 2018 12:43 AM EST
    • Here are a few photos from my early trips into the Gorge, back in the late '70s...

       

      This photo was from my very first visit in 1977. It shows the Goat Canyon Trestle, the two firefighting tank cars, and an orange crane. This was the only time I ever saw the crane there:

       

      [img]http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Carrizo_Gorge_files/Media/024_1BigTrestleWeb/024_1BigTrestleWeb.jpg[/img]

       

       

      Here's a shot of the water tank on the hillside:

       

      [img]http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Carrizo_Gorge_files/Media/092_3Tankw/092_3Tankw.jpg[/img]

       

       

      These shots of the tank cars were taken sometime around 1979 or possibly 1980:

       

      [img]http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Carrizo_Gorge_files/Media/080_3Tankersweb/080_3Tankersweb.jpg[/img]

       

      [img]http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Carrizo_Gorge_files/Media/093_4Tanksw/093_4Tanksw.jpg[/img]

       



      This track speeder was later dumped off the cliff by vandals:

       

      [img]http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Carrizo_Gorge_files/Media/030_4SpeederWeb/030_4SpeederWeb.jpg[/img]

       

       

       

      This photo was taken sometime around 1978 or '79, at the site of one of the construction camps. It shows the ruins of a small cabin that was made from empty blasting powder cans:

       

      [img]http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Carrizo_Gorge_files/Media/059_2Canwall/059_2Canwall.jpg[/img]

       

       

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    • February 13, 2018 8:19 PM EST
    • The graffiti is recent. Lots of graffiti and other vandalism out there. Why anyone would hike that far out just to wreck things is beyond me.

    • February 13, 2018 7:37 PM EST
    • If the boxcars derailed in the 70’s, how did they get tagged?   That does not look like 70’s graffiti to me.

    • February 16, 2018 4:48 PM EST
    • There was quite a brou ha ha about the daylight under the boiler, from the misinformed and their preferences ....

      As I remember Aristo offer it in Army paint, because it did have war ties and would/could open a side market.

    • February 16, 2018 4:18 PM EST
    • I remember that for sure... funny the people complaining did not do their homework very well, and went silent when pictures of the prototype with lots of "daylight" showing through were posted.

       

      Like Bachmann, their last steamer was one of their best, although it had awful gauge problems, but that was par for the course on Aristo.

       

      Greg

    • February 16, 2018 3:56 PM EST
    • If memory serves me correctly Greg, then I believe comments about the S160's on the Aristo Forum were reasonably complimentary - as far as model accuracy was concerned.  One particular debate seemed, at the time, to centre upon the amount of 'daylight' beneath the boiler.

    • February 16, 2018 12:38 PM EST
    • OK, so those are Baldwins made for use in Europe in WWII.

       

      How close are they to the Aristo model?

       

      At least the basics look pretty close.

       

      Greg

       

       

    • February 16, 2018 11:55 AM EST
    • I know some folks here run an Aristo S160.

      This is a video (not mine) of 5197 running on my local Heritage line.  She started running last week and will stay, as a line visitor, until Springtime.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqWEIOpi60Y

      This picture shows here running light with Lyme Bay as a backdrop.

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