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Utah Federal Railway.
Built to fill the gap after the Union Pacific railgangs got lost building the intercontinental railroad.
Rumor has it, John Ford paid locals $4.00 a day to shovel sand over the tracks to film Stagecoach in 1939.
Ran out of money and couldn't pay them to dig 'em up after filming.

So, you won't find the track in Monument Valley today
 

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You better chain those logs down better, the RR police are going to ticket you. :p
 

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Chains, we don't need no stinking chains!

In almost every picture of real world logging operations, I do not see chains used. After several mishaps on the Utah Federal Railway, the General Manager demanded the use of fishing line to tie down the logs, (barely visible in operation and the picture.)

However, I think I will re-design the steel keepers taller like prototypes.
 

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If they didn't use chains, they had rails high enough not to need anything to retain the logs.

However, I found a number of pictures of real railroads using chains.

Lots of them had no apparent tie-downs.

Log Train 3.jpg

Many sported chain tie-downs

Log Train 1.jpg

Log Train 4.jpg

And some have cable tie-downs.

Log Train 2.jpg
 

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High Baller put out to pasture

Mantua
 

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new (to the line) switcher

Getting a new switcher beefed up to support the logging line. Air compressor was too small.
 

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Saved from the scrap yard in FLorida.
Bought it for a dollar but the Atlantic Coast line charged us $4000.00 to ship it west.
 

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Air brush trouble

Could be my paint is too old.
Doesn't help when the bottle falls off the airbrush.
Wrinkled paint on the air tank.
 

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