On 10 Nov 2006 04:50:14 -0800, AllenWhite posted in article
The Rockton and Rion in South Carolina, tracks on which the SC
Railroad Museum is operating.
Pics of the R&R:
SC Railroad Museum:
Here in BC on vancouver island there was a stone cutting on newcastle island
during the 1800;s and the stone was barged to nanimio and put on flat cars
and run down the esquimalt & nanimio railway to victoria to build the
parlement buildings and provide stone for the causeway.
Brock R Bailey
Victoria bc Canada
That's an interesting example... the E&N track runs about 40 feet
behind my grandparent's former house in Qualicum Beach. Watching the
tracks and taking the dayliner up the island was always a big highlight
of the summers there.
Brock Bailey wrote:
Sheepscot used to make a kit called Acadia Granite which featured a
heavy-duty crane for transferring granite blocks between rail and barge
operations. From the looks of their web site they have dropped all of
their structures and are concentrating on just small accessory kits.
Glad I bought Acadia Granite and the Lime Co. while they were available.
I saw a flat car load of Granite stone in Waverly MN in the 70's on a siding
behind a grave stone company along good old US 12. This is about 45 miles
west of Minneapolis.
Up hill slow, down hill fast, tonnage first, safety last.
Often in olden times when they were building harbour breakwaters and
moles, the stone for these would be transported to the site by rail from a
nearby quarry. Sometimes these lines were narrow gauge, occasionally up to 7
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