Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Hanging Them Up

Yesterday, Lisa got ambitious, got out a ladder and drill, and hung some things that we displayed at our parties at Westercon 72.

Houshold Train Pictures

At left is a print of the Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad's Tonopah Station. (I found a picture of the neglected station building in 1971 that says it burned in 1980.) Note that this building has nothing to do with the Tonopah Station Hotel, which is at the other end of town and never was on the railroad, which operated as a stub-end terminal. At right is the unissued preferred stock certificate #55 (100 shares, $100 par value) of the T&G Railroad. Some of you may recall that I bought that certificate in an auction of historic railroad material. The framing ended up costing more than the certificate, but I think it looks nice.

While we did display these at the Tonopah bid parties at Layton (and we may show them at our planned party at Westercon 73 in Seattle, and at Westercon 74 itself), we bought these with our own money, not that of Westercon 74.
Tags: railroad, tonopah & goldfield, trains, westercon
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