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 Posted: Sat Dec 24th, 2016 10:54 pm
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Keith Pashina


Joined: Sun Nov 4th, 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Posts: 750
Hello Chriss,

Yes, I agree with Woodie, the Gilpin Tram used stub switches almost everywhere on their own trackage. Where they had dual gauge with the C&S, the three-rail turnouts were point switches. I don't know if the Gilpin Tram or the C&S built the three rail trackage.

A harp switchstand can be seen at far left. Shay #3 is backing down off of the Quartz Hill Branch at Leavenworth Siding, on the south slope of Quartz Hill

The switches were harp switchstands, and where there were three-rail dual gauge turnouts, rotary C&S-style switchstands.  The harp switchstands varied - some had targets, some did not. In the some of the photos, the throw bar is noticeably bent from years of switching cars.

Merry Christmas everyone!


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