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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => US Two Footers => Topic started by: Ted Miles on September 16, 2017, 02:39:10 AM

Title: Pacific Coast Borax #1
Post by: Ted Miles on September 16, 2017, 02:39:10 AM
The Pacific Coast Borax Company ran mine tours as a tourist attraction in Death Valley before WWII. Today the little locomotive is on display at Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley National Monument. It is a gas-mechanical of 24 inch gauge; weighs about three tons. Built by Plymouth Locomotive Works as their c/n 77 in 1916.

I am not talking about the far larger Death Valley Railroad locomotive built to 36" gauge; and displayed at the same site.

I would love to see a modern picture or a link to one. I do have a real photo post card of it back before WWII.

Ted Miles, WW&F Ry Museum Member
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Borax #1
Post by: Mark Hendrickson on September 17, 2017, 02:53:47 AM
Found a couple of youtube video's

From 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXXGRrqENL4

And from 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YR7gyYAxEI