View single post by Keith Pashina
 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2016 07:58 am
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Keith Pashina


Joined: Sun Nov 4th, 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Posts: 794
Chriss and Talmadge,

Glad you're enjoying this thread. It's also fun to see what modeling others are doing, so please post if you have something you want to show!

When I upload the photos, including the Gilpin Tram ore car drawing, the files get compressed, so that's why you cannot read all the text on the drawing. If you send me a private message through FreeRails, I can send you the larger-sized files.

Also, if you've never been to Gilpin County, it is well worth it, even if you are using a wheelchair.  The trip up Clear Creek Canyon on Highway 6 is extremely scenic, and you'd enjoy the drive if you hadn't seen it before. Once you get to Gilpin County, there are several Gilpin-era buildings that you can drive right next to. These include:
  • Polar Star Mill (Black Hawk)
  • Pearl Tatum Mine (Black Hawk)
  • Little Red Mill (in Mountain City)
  • Buell Mill ruins (Mountain City)
  • Central City itself
  • Boodle Mill (Central City)
  • Couer D'Alene Mine (Central City)
  • Nevadaville town
  • Russell Gulch town
  • Prompt Pay Mine (Russell Gulch)
You can see a lot of mine ruins and grades from the public roads, too, but you cannot drive right up next to them. Then when you're done with that, I suggest you take the Oh My God Road down from Russell Gulch into Idaho Springs. And, that town has a lot of C&S era buildings to view, too.

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