Gilpin R.R. of Coloradogreenspun.com : LUSENET : Shortline, Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railroading : One Thread
Does anyone have any infromation on the Gilpin R.R.? What I need is rosters and track plans. I have pictures of Central City and Blackhawk. I am waiting on M. Ferrell's book to come in the mail.
-- R.A.Fales (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 1999
Contact the Gilpin Railroad Historical Society. There is a link the site at http://www.narrowtracks.com/grhs/. The GRHS puts out a quarterly magazine and has a yearly outing.
-- David Keith (email@example.com), July 12, 2000.
They had 5 shays: 1 Lima 8/87 181 'Gilpin" 2tr.15ton 2 Lima 2/88 199 "Russell" 2tr.15ton 3 Lima 12/89 264 "Quartz Hill" 2tr.17ton 4 Lima 1/00 594 2tr.17ton 5 Lima 4/02 696 2tr.17ton ope this helps
-- Eugene Connelly (EConnelly@webtv.net), October 25, 1999.
I don't know too much about the Gilpin, other than its 2 foot gauge and they had a small Shay. It's an early horizontal-boilered 2- cylinder 2-truck locomotive, #181, and of course had lots of fancy striping. Weighing around 20 tons, its no biggie, but would make for an interesting model. Thats all the roster info I have! Mike
-- Mike Oestreich (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 14, 1999.