I'm still working on my On3 White Pass. At the present time, I'm working on caboose 905. The caboose 903 will follow.
This means by now, that I have then all steel cabooses of the WP&YR. 901, 903, 905 and 907.
New brass windows were made with the correct radius on the corners. It looks now much better.
I also updated my web site again at http://www.whitepassfan.net
Have fun and enjoy the White Pass & Yukon Route
WOW Boerries, just found your neat White Pass stuff here at OGR! Though my heart remains in O scale, I have picked up two pieces of LGB Rio Grande rollng stock (a Grande Gold combine and black stock car with sound), having found both at a Nice Price. They are currently on display. Living in an apt. leaves little room for a large scale layout. Though my small basement will only accommodate a short point to point U shaped section of LGB track around the wall, It will still provide me with a place for some indoor fun just the same, after I renovate the room.
A long time White Pass fan, I also have loose connections with the South Park Line in Colorado. My late grandmother's stepfather was a brakeman on the road during the 1890s. Though I have no written documentation, she told me enough about him (he died in 1944, two years before I was born in Dallas, Tex.) to consider it must have been the South Park, as he worked the road between Denver and Leadville.
I believe the Grande's line though the Royal Gorge was much too lengthly for a brakeman to have had to make the complete run in the Gay 90s, thus my speculaton says it was the South Park Line, which was operated as the Denver, Leadville & Gunnison by Union Pacific during the period he worked on the road.
I don't know if he remained on the road when it became Colorado & Southern after UP lost control of many of their lines at the end of the 19th century or not? He later relocated to Denison, Texas, and retired off the M-K-T (The Katy) as a conductor in freight service. A pity he didn't maintain a diary of sorts, which would have told his story in full.
Anyway, I've found your site and will become a regular visitor as you contunue to construct your White Pass in On3. Now retired on a strick budget, I hope you won't throw off a hobo like me, who can't afford a ticket to ride?
Til next time,
Railroadingly yours, from Germany,
Joseph Toth Jr.