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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 12:00:37 PM »
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My gosh, the SD&AE lives on! I'd written that line off decades ago. Wow.
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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 12:19:04 PM »
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Hopefully this won't negatively impact the Campo museum.

I do find the assembly of 100 trains from 30 car trains only to travel 10 miles interesting.

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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2016, 02:31:51 AM »
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Isn't Plaster City also home to a narrow gauge industrial line?
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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 02:43:30 AM »
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Yes. U.S. Gypsum's operation. I saw it once in the early 1980s, but not in action. At the time they were running 6-axle jackshaft Plymouths, IIRC. Currently they're running three former White Pass & Yukon Alcos.
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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2016, 02:29:09 PM »
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That sounds like it could be an interesting place to model, if someone wanted a modern layout with variety.
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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 11:14:20 AM »
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Chuck Geiger did a layout based on this area years ago......great layout !!  His modeling of the desert was spot on.
I started with nothing and still have most of it left.

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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 09:45:20 AM »
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That sounds like it could be an interesting place to model, if someone wanted a modern layout with variety.

There are two fantastic versions (in HO and N) of the SD&AE at the San Diego Model RR Museum in Balboa Park. Both layouts get overshadowed by the La Mesa club's Tehachapi layout, but are fantastic in their own rights.

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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 01:03:40 AM »
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Currently they're running three former White Pass & Yukon Alcos.

Those Bombardiers are quite interesting... they were built for the WP&Y in 1982, but never ran there.  USG bought them a decade later...
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Re: Line Upgrades for Desert Line (to Plaster City)
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 10:37:54 AM »
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Always nice to hear of expansion and restoration of service...
Found an image of one of the USG locos, rather interesting indeed!