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New et&wnc shirt

Lee Bishop
 

A pal of mine found this shirt for me at a big show in Milwaukee over the weekend.
They go for 20 bucks, postpaid. The guy making them had said he's willing to make just about anything if there's an interest.
I'd never heard of Mohawk design in Lexington NC before this.
Fyi, the shirt is decently silkscreened.


New et&wnc shirt

Lee Bishop
 

A pal of mine found this shirt for me at a big show in Milwaukee over the weekend.
They go for 20 bucks, postpaid. The guy making them had said he's willing to make just about anything if there's an interest.
I'd never heard of Mohawk design in Lexington NC before this.
Fyi, the shirt is decently silkscreened.


New et&wnc shirt

Lee Bishop
 

A pal of mine found this shirt for me at a big show in Milwaukee over the weekend.
They go for 20 bucks, postpaid. The guy making them had said he's willing to make just about anything if there's an interest.
I'd never heard of Mohawk design in Lexington NC before this.
Fyi, the shirt is decently silkscreened.


ET&WNC RR Historical Society Magazine

Bill Miller
 

All:
My copy of the ET&WNC RR Historical Society magazine arrived by Pony Express (Kia) here at the Beach nearly a week after it started showing up in North Carolina. Johnny Graybeal put together a good issue that provides new and up to date information on some subjects covered in earlier issues and a Tribute to John Waite and his SN3 ET&WNC layout. If your not a member think of joining , only $30.00 a year. (Check their website for information on joining)

B Miller


Re: Doe River Gorge fall colors

John Wallace
 

Looks like the Santa Train is going to run according to CSX!


Re: Doe River Gorge fall colors

Lee Bishop
 

It's all good, Mark, I doubt they could have gone anyway.

I have been up there and rode a motorcar twice (once with you at the controls) but it's been several years since the last time I was out that way. I hope to maybe get back out there next year, and if I do, I'll check with you there to see if I can score another ride (and of course, make another donation).

-Lee


Re: Doe River Gorge fall colors

Mark Milbourne
 

Sorry for the delay.  I don’t check the list every day.

 

The summer DayQuest Saturdays and Fall Colors are the only public events each year, but we do quite a few charters in spring and fall.  A schoolgroup on Nov 12 (rain date from last week) is the next one.

 

Motorcar charter is usually available with prior arrangement!   Call the DRG office 423 725 4010 and talk to Lydia (or me if she’s out).

 

Mark  (mark@...)

 

 

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Is the DRG done with trips for this year? My folks are heading up there this week, I think...

-Lee,_.___


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Re: Doe River Gorge fall colors

Andy
 

Hi Mark,
I am glad that you had a great day and a lot of passengers.
Sincerely,
Andy


Re: Doe River Gorge fall colors

Lee Bishop
 

Is the DRG done with trips for this year? My folks are heading up there this week, I think...

-Lee


Re: Doe River Gorge fall colors

Mark Milbourne
 

Big day. We ran 9 scheduled trains and one extra. Motorcar with both trailers ran extra section most of the afternoon. Carried about 800 people.

Chilly with frost in the morning and highs only into the mid 50s, but SUNNY. Due to the lack of a good frost until the day of, the colors are only peaking this week. But the top half of the mountains already had some decent color and looked great against the clear deep blue sky.

Thanks for asking!
Mark

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To: Tweetsie@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Tweetsie] Doe River Gorge fall colors

Hi,
How did the fall colors train rides go this year? Did the public turn out in good numbers? Did anyone take photos?
Sincerely,
Andy

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Doe River Gorge fall colors

Andy
 

Hi,
How did the fall colors train rides go this year? Did the public turn out in good numbers? Did anyone take photos?
Sincerely,
Andy


The Electric Power Plant at Boone.

Bill Miller
 

All:

A picture turned up of a coal trestle next to what is labeled the New River Light and power companies Boone power plant. A check of ASU's website gave a time line for the power plant first built in 1926 that it had a small boiler and a engine / generator that produced 180Kw. It was stated it burned 5 tons of coal a day and was used as back up source of power for the hydro electric plant. The plant got a second larger unit in 1937 an Erieball 250Kw machine and in 1938 a larger Skinner 260 Kw machine was installed. If both units ran the plant would be using approximately 18 tons of coal a day which the ET&WNC / Linville River would have brought to the plant. So from 1938 to the flood of 1940 which took out the railroad three 30 ton ET&WNC hoppers of coal would / could have come to the plant over the railroad replaced by trucks after 1940, till conversion of the units to burn oil in 1946 
The remains of the building are still in Boone but a fire in 1966 destroyed company records. Does any one know what type of boilers were used to power the ErieBall and Skinner engines and generators?  Can anyone point me to a picture on the net  of Boone that shows the power plant and the spur off the Linville River  in the back ground 

Bill Miller


ET/LT stocks found on eBay?

Lee Bishop
 

I assume some of you kept an eye on this listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hey-TWEETSIE-Fans-Here-are-three-old-stock-certs-from-this-old-gal-/331679894029?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=zB4eLNsfXLZmKHR9E3WSN9%252Fqd1c%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

This seller has been slowly releasing batches of these over about 2 years now. I scored a LR one from them a few months ago.

Anyone have a clue who this is and where they found so many of them? I PM'd the seller but got no response...

-Lee


Re: CSX Clinchfield shutdown

Fred Waskiewicz
 

In its press release, CSX announced reduced operations. I suspect that's like Captain Smith announcing that the Titanic has taken on a great deal of water.

Fred


On Oct 17, 2015, at 11:07 PM, gsc3@... [Tweetsie] <Tweetsie@...> wrote:

 

True, but no through traffic with McClure to St. Paul shutdown.  How long will CSX want to run a switching lin?.  Perhaps the remant of Tweetsie will grow.


George Courtney


Re: CSX Clinchfield shutdown

George Courtney
 

True, but no through traffic with McClure to St. Paul shutdown.  How long will CSX want to run a switching lin?.  Perhaps the remant of Tweetsie will grow.

George Courtney


Re: CSX Clinchfield shutdown

Fred Waskiewicz
 

Reducing operations, laying off but not shutting down.

Fred


On Oct 17, 2015, at 6:12 PM, gsc3@... [Tweetsie] <Tweetsie@...> wrote:

 

  With the news of Clinchfield shutdown by CSX, any word on interest by ET Railroad in abadoned traffic lines?


George Courtney


CSX Clinchfield shutdown

George Courtney
 

  With the news of Clinchfield shutdown by CSX, any word on interest by ET Railroad in abadoned traffic lines?


George Courtney


Re: 65 Years Gone

Lee Bishop
 

Great post!

I posted a mention of it at the Narrow Gauge forum, as most of what's over there centers almost exclusively on the D&RGW stuff: Narrow Gauge Railroad Discussion Forum :: Narrow Gauge Discussion :: 65 years ago today, ET&WNC ended 3-foot operations

I intend of having an op session on my ET&WNC-themed On30 model railroad layout this weekend to commemorate the anniversary.

http://www.freewebs.com/willysmb44/modeltrains.htm

-Lee



 


Re: 65 Years Gone

Mark Lewis
 

Well said, Curtis.
 
Mark Lewis
Hickory, NC

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 7:19 AM, curtis.brookshire@... [Tweetsie] <Tweetsie@...> wrote:
 

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the end of ET&WNC narrow gauge operations.  Hopefully some of you will mark this with a trip through the Gorge on Sunday, a visit to the Carter Museum, a walk or bike ride on the Tweetsie Trail, a look at the Linville Depot in Newland, a stop by the Narrow Gauge Museum in Newton, or a trip around the park in Blowing Rock hopefully behind the #12 herself.


One story ended today 65 years ago and another began as efforts started to keep the narrow gauge from fading into the mists of history.  A long list of people were and are involved, many of them gone on to Glory, but many still hard at work, and just naming them all would fill an entire article (hmmm...).  


Let's keep working on keeping the memory of this fine little railroad and it's people alive for now and the future.  


My thanks to all who've kept the fire hot over the past 65 years.


Curtis Brookshire, Pine Level, NC



65 Years Gone

Curtis Brookshire
 

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the end of ET&WNC narrow gauge operations.  Hopefully some of you will mark this with a trip through the Gorge on Sunday, a visit to the Carter Museum, a walk or bike ride on the Tweetsie Trail, a look at the Linville Depot in Newland, a stop by the Narrow Gauge Museum in Newton, or a trip around the park in Blowing Rock hopefully behind the #12 herself.


One story ended today 65 years ago and another began as efforts started to keep the narrow gauge from fading into the mists of history.  A long list of people were and are involved, many of them gone on to Glory, but many still hard at work, and just naming them all would fill an entire article (hmmm...).  


Let's keep working on keeping the memory of this fine little railroad and it's people alive for now and the future.  


My thanks to all who've kept the fire hot over the past 65 years.


Curtis Brookshire, Pine Level, NC

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