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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2016 07:58 am
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Keith Pashina

 

Joined: Sun Nov 4th, 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
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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.
Keith

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