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    • October 21, 2018 1:06 PM EDT
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    • January 9, 2019 2:24 PM EST
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      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      I brought this thread back to share this link. At the end of the article are great pics from Phelps Dodge, which clear up details regarding the inclines, as well as providing interesting shots of the equipment.

      The captions are very good.

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    • January 9, 2019 3:42 PM EST
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      Unbelievable.

    • January 9, 2019 3:51 PM EST
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      Unbelievable.

      Did you see the tunnel on one of the inclines?

      Also the detail at the top is much clearer.

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    • January 9, 2019 3:53 PM EST
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      It's those embedded spaces (represented by the %20) that spazz out our forum software... I edited the text in the actual link (the characters displayed don't necessarily represent the real link)

       

      I have to talk to my wife, she lived in Arizona and her father was in the copper mining industry, perhaps we can get some pictures of the railroad... her ancestors from England were in the railroad business also.

       

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    • January 9, 2019 4:00 PM EST
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      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/HistorofAZ-V1/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      This is my bookmark (lower) and it opens on my pc, but not here. Maybe copy and paste will work for you. The top is my edited version, that didn't link through here.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at January 9, 2019 4:05 PM EST
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    • January 9, 2019 4:07 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      Unbelievable.

      Did you see the tunnel on one of the inclines?

      Also the detail at the top is much clearer.

      Sure did. Since I work in the theme park industry, I couldn't help wondering how it would feel to come out of that tunnel and be presented with that big drop, woo hoo!

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 4:08 PM EST
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      The top link John, is missing spaces and "history" is incomplete....

      every %20 means a space...

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at January 9, 2019 4:14 PM EST
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    • January 9, 2019 4:15 PM EST
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      yep I'm still radioactive from yesterday... but Greg your link was just edited out... hmmm edit; it didn't fill either.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at January 9, 2019 4:16 PM EST
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    • January 9, 2019 4:16 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/HistoryofAZ-V1/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      This is my bookmark (lower) and it opens on my pc, but not here. Maybe copy and paste will work for you. The top is my edited version, that didn't link through here.

      edit to add y

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    • January 9, 2019 4:17 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      John Caughey said:

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/HistoryofAZ-V1/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      This is my bookmark (lower) and it opens on my pc, but not here. Maybe copy and paste will work for you. The top is my edited version, that didn't link through here.

      edit to add y

      didn't link again.. Good luck folks.

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    • January 9, 2019 4:22 PM EST
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      Strange, I'd clicked on Greg's 3:30 posted link, worked fine then. But now I get "Resource not found".

       

      [edit] Check that, 5 minutes later it worked for me. Reposting it:

       https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at January 9, 2019 4:24 PM EST
    • January 9, 2019 4:26 PM EST
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      more explanation:

       

      there is the "display text", and the actual URL (address) involved.

       

      If you paste an address onto the page... it uses what you paste in for BOTH the display text (what we see on the screen) and the actual URL (where it goes when we click).

       

      If you try to edit it later, normally what happens is that the display text changes but not the URL... and it can get worse from there ha ha!

       

      Best to delete and start over... I'll try to fix the link, those embedded spaces cause real problems

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History of AZ - V 1/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      was not able to fix the link, but if you copy and paste the text above into your browser it will work... (people at these historical societies do NOT follow what we call "best practices" in computers)

       

      Greg

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at January 9, 2019 4:32 PM EST
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    • January 9, 2019 4:31 PM EST
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      It DOES copy and paste.

      we both tried at the same time.... edit

      This post was edited by John Caughey at January 9, 2019 4:34 PM EST
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    • January 9, 2019 5:45 PM EST
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      My favorite inclined RR is the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.  I have ridden it many times and I scored a piece of rack for my collection. 

       

      What is really neat is a town near me is in the final stages of design/permits to build a Funicular.  That is going to be cool.

       

    • January 10, 2019 6:28 AM EST
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      Todd Haskins said:

      My favorite inclined RR is the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.  I have ridden it many times and I scored a piece of rack for my collection. 

      What is really neat is a town near me is in the final stages of design/permits to build a Funicular.  That is going to be cool.

       

      To go over sand dunes?

       

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    • January 10, 2019 11:07 AM EST
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:
      Todd Haskins said:

       

      What is really neat is a town near me is in the final stages of design/permits to build a Funicular.  That is going to be cool.

       

      To go over sand dunes?

       

      Sort of Sean. The Funicular will be going up the hill to the Pilgrim monument in Provincetown.  Today it is a pretty good walk up the hill to get to the monument and with the funicular they are looking to better link the monument and museum with the town.

      Here is a link to a story about it. http://provincetown.wickedlocal.com/news/20180202/funicular-project-stays-on-track-in-provincetown  

      They expect it to be completed by the end of 2019 but the last time I was up there the land was only flagged but not cleared so they have a lot to do.

    • January 10, 2019 3:55 PM EST
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      The copy-paste worked Greg. Attempting a retitled link, just for my learning experience...

      Clifton-Morenci Mining District History

       

      [edit] Seems to work. But I should have put New Window in the Target box.

       

      Wow Todd, you scored a piece of cog rack? How'd you manage that?!

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at January 10, 2019 3:56 PM EST
    • January 12, 2019 10:53 AM EST
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      Cliff Jennings said:
       

       

      Wow Todd, you scored a piece of cog rack? How'd you manage that?!

       

       

      It was easy.  After taking a ride on the cogger we drove down to take a closer look at the back shops and I noticed a pile of bits of steel rack and rail etc destined to be recycled, I asked a worker if I could grab a souvenir, he said yes and before anyone could say no I had a chunk loaded into the back of our SUV and hightailed it out of there.   

      I thought about making a bridge out of the 36" piece but the track would cover the rack part so right now it is a giant paper weight. 

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