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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2017 10:17 pm
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Thanks for posting the pics and video links.
First time I ever saw the cable car moving.
It really goes!!

A while back I found this site on the Mich-Cal.
Lots of great pics, but the color ones at the bottom really intrigued me.
Was from a kayak trip a guy (Doug Jensen) took.
Looks like they show the cable and remains of the cable car.
Wonder if still there.

http://www.trainweb.org/foothill/micalmp.html


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Here's another site that gives some info on getting to the Pino Grande.

I've been out there twice and have managed to get hopelessly lost just driving around the area,
let alone trying to get to the cable site.

Some day ..... on my bucket list :)

http://www.sierranevadageotourism.org/content/pino-grande/sie716B1ED9C2CF82E4A


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Bob:

There is another video that shows the Mich. Calf. cableway in operation.
There are two tapes on Western Logging operations by Catenary Video.
Volume 2 has the Mich Cal operations on it.
You can preview the action on their website at :

http://www.catenaryvideo.com/westcoast.html

This segment appears at about 1:18 minutes in the tape.
I purchased both tapes as they are really worth it.

  Jack Matson  Gimble43@gmail.com

P.S. Bob, is there any way that you could shoot a video of your railroad showing the cableway in operation?


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Thought I would just re-post Jacks great cableway photos, as non-attachments.
















Hi Jack :wave:



Just a question for you ... When were the photos taken.  ???



The Mich. Cal. cableway, still makes me feel BOTH awe & fear ! both at the same time.  :w:

Very impressive 'backwoods'  ;)  engineering for sure !  :thumb:



:moose:



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Si:

I have no idea when these photos were taken as I found them online.
I would guess maybe sometime in the 1970's-1980's.

Jack M.


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Hi Jack  :wave:



I did have a bit of a dig around on The Net for some more proto-photos of 'the cable'.

Quite rare so it seems.  L:

But I guess their weren't too many railfans, or anyone else for that matter, hanging out there with cameras.  :P





This ^^ really is a very dramatic view of 'the cable', using a slightly telephoto lens by the looks of it.

An awe inspiring sight for sure !  :shocked:



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Hi Bob, hi all...
I am most fascinated by this thread that I only discovered just now.

I was given a subscription to Model Railroader by my Dad in 1973 as a birthday gift,
this was continued for three years until the local bookstore no longer could fulfill the order.

One of the articles I remember best was the one concerning the display in St Louis, by Linn H. Westcott.
Thirty years later I bought the Polkinghorn book ... glad to hear the display is still in existence and operated from time to time!

I still have this issue, and have made scans of the Westcott article.
If there is interest (and no copyright problem) I may post them here, or put them in my gallery.


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" I am most fascinated by this thread that I only discovered just now "


Hi Gerold  :wave:



Just goes to show what you can dig up on Freerails when you have a nose around !  ;)



That sounds like a great birthday present from your Dad of the magazine subscription.  :bg:
Even more exciting 'back in the day' before The Net made such a huge wealth of stuff available to railfans & modellers.  :old dude:



I think I must have got my copy of 'Pino Grande' around 1988 ...

... when I was a Member of 'The Slim Gauge Circle' in the UK ...

... having seen another Members copy at a meet.  :java:



I don't think I got much sleep that night, after returning from 'Motor Books' near Charing Cross station !  :y:



It's great to hear that the article in Model Railroader went down well & is remembered to this day !  :thumb:

I guess 'the cable' was somewhat unique, certainly an awesome sight & very  C :cool: :cool: L  to model.

Sadly though, we can't Post the scan you made from the original magazine, as it is the Copyright of Model Railroader.  :f:



I would love to see the scan you made of the article though Gerold, could you eMail me the file ?  L:



:)



Si.



Some pix. again of Bobs excellent model ... have a look back << in the Thread for descriptions & more goodies !  :P






































































AWESOME ! model again Bob !  :thumb:



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Si. wrote:
That sounds like a great birthday present from your Dad of the magazine subscription.  :bg:
Even more exciting 'back in the day' before The Net made such a huge wealth of stuff available to railfans & modellers.  :old dude:


I would love to see the scan you made of the article though Gerold, could you eMail me the file ?  L:


Will do.

Also, anybody else who wants to have them drop me a note with an email address.

My Dad is a great guy, he is in his eighties by now -
he always supported my hobbies, although he never understood the excesses.

Gerold


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