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Ted Miles

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Pacific Coast Borax #1
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:39:10 PM »
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.

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Mark Hendrickson

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Re: Pacific Coast Borax #1
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 10:53:47 PM »