I’ve been doing some work on a very obscure and short-lived railroad, the Dayton, Sutro and Carson Valley RR (or DS&CVRR).
This railroad had (in its main life) only 1 loco: the Joe Douglass, which I made a model of.
The Joe is a beautiful loco, and resides at NSRM. And it is being considered for restoration, and I’m fanning the flames in my little corner. I’ll be giving a talk about the (puzzling) route of the DS&CV in Carson this October at the V&T RR Historical Society Conference.
The DS&CV had “connections” with the V&T: its loco was serviced in the V&T’s shops at Carson, and it branched off the Carson & Colorado (a sister RR of the V&T) and regularly exchanged cars with them.
Anyway, since I’ll probably be bringing this up here and there, I figured I’d start a topic.
My first reason for doing so is my little plaque project, which displays spikes and fishplate bolts which I gathered last year along the (hard to find) route of the DS&CVRR. I’ll be donating some of these in Carson.
This little project started with a CAD model, designed around the artifacts, and filling in for the rail and fishplates (which I don’t have… almost no one does).
So I finally got building these things this week, since I need to pack the completed products in the Sutro model crate that’s shipping out in 2 days.
One more thing off my mind for my annual pilgrimage to Nevada, woo hoo!
Yeah, I’m OCD…