Hi Steve, Evan:
Thanks Steve for the note about the books! ...With the interest expressed by your questions, I think you would enjoy the books..... and, I have to say
, between now and 12/31, there is a 10% discount. The track plan maps in the main book along with the Then N Now section of the Gallery Companion would be fun to have when exploring the Fort.....
But, to help out, I don't know of any current locomotive pictures. Jazzfan is correct, a check with Michael Campbell might help with that. He has one of the locomotives. Bill Dundas and Jim Zordich own the other two.
The roundhouse is located in the service area behind the front stables and the current Outpost Depot. It is a square building with four large doors, and currently used for laundry cleaning.
The railroad stopped running in February, 1980. A single loco was moved off-site and filled with moisture beads. The rest remained in the roundhouse. All of the equipment except engine #1 was moved out in front of the roundhouse some time later. Engine #1 was moved to Central Shops for restoration. A guy from Okefenokee Swamp was interested in the locomotive, but the sale never happened. The estimated time the equipment move outside the roundhouse was about 1982. This is unconfirmed.... In the 1986 timeframe, the equipment was moved to a new warehouse area. The equipment was stored outside, however. The engine that had been moved off-site and engine #1 were brought back and stored with the rest of the equipment. In the late 1990's, Ward Kimball alerted a number of folks, including Michael Broggie, that the equipment had not been scrapped but lay rusting in the boneyard. From there, a number of folks including Michael, Marty Sklar, and Jane Alcorn were instrumental in the sale of the equipment to the Carolwood Society members. The equipment is in various states of restoration.
To see them, the best bet is Michael Campbell. They are located on the West Coast. The cars are pretty scattered. The two easiest to see are at Typhoon Lagoon in the parking lot, and the car restored by Bob Kelso. Over half of the cars are owned by Carolwood members. A current inventory of the cars is in the main book.
Dave Rose was extremely helpful and contributed greatly to the books. His web site had a very nice collection of photos.....I'm not able to post any old photos from the book due to copyright restrictions....
Hope this helps!!