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Very nice, especially the NPC RR. I need to get getting with the old logging lines around Humboldt Bay, which I live midway between two of them less than a mile away.
You might be interested in the Mapping_Rails yahoogroup, which we set up a couple years ago. In the beginning it was aimed at abandoned Los Angeles area streetcar/interurban lines, but we've opened it up to anywhere in California. Unfortunately it's been quiet of late, so some fresh blood and new rail lines questions/answers/maps would be a great boost.
Group URL is http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Mapping_Rails/
Hi Andrew, this is really exciting, thank you. Let me know if you would like to go walking along any of them?
Nice work, thanks! Some good ones to do too would be the SP Jawbone Branch (portion of it from Mojave now ran by UP to the Searles Interchange with the Trona RR), Tidewater & Tonopah and Carson & Colorado, you can follow the T&T really well on Google Maps, the desert preserves those old ROW's pretty well!
Your right about the how the desert preserves the old ROW's. Every trip to Las Vegas the past few years I watch for the ROW along HWY 95, south out of Hawthorn, NV, to Mina, Luna, Tonopah and Goldfield. The old ore loading apparatus is still there along with the capstain winch used to move cars when there wasn't a locomotive available. I tend to day dream about how HOT it would have been in the Cabs when it was 105 out side (and we have A/C in the car)
I live in Redwood Valley up in Mendocino County, I can do some photography of the old logging line north of Fort Bragg sometime. Most of it is a walking trail now, the Pudding Creek Trestle has been well taken care of.