Sunday, April 29, 2007

Track Plans

From: "Erik Beyer"

I was raised in Carlin, Nevada and my father worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. I am working on an HO gauge model railroad layout and would like to model three sections of the Southern Pacific tracks.

I am interested in the Carlin, Nevada yard, the tracks through Palisade and the rock quarry in Palisade, Nevada and the area of the Reno, Nevada yard where the Virginia/Truckee Railroad tracks came together with the Southern Pacific tracks. I am not able to find any plans of any of the rails between Ogden, Utah and Sacramento, California.

Can you be of any assistance in locating the track plans for these three locations?

—Erik Beyer, Reno, Nevada


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps satellite images of these locations might be useful:

Google Maps


5/02/2007 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another resource is USGS topographic maps.

5/02/2007 12:39 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Craig Miller"

Check p. 53 of The Silver Short Line by Wurm & Demorro for Reno track plans.

—Craig Miller

[from the R&LHS Newsgroup.]

5/03/2007 11:12 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Erik"

Thank you so much for the information on the old CP/SP track plans. I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have responded to my request. I am very anxious to check the many sources. I have my model RR room about ready and I am really looking forward to getting the first track down so I can start running my SP F7 units.

—Erik Beyer

5/05/2007 8:29 PM  

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