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Boot Hill & Western Railway (BHWY)

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Boot Hill & Western Railway (BHWY)
Posted by Scordicus on Sunday, January 02, 2011 7:16 AM

I'm trying to find out about this shortline railroad, most specifically their color scheme and herald to incorporate in to my new (small '27th Ave Yard') shelf switcher layout that's currently under construction, but I can't seem to find any information or images at all on the www. It's almost as if this company didn't exist!

The only information I can seem find from the UK side of the pond is to do with track abandonment in 2005..

Does anyone have any knowledge or know of any source of pictures (preferably online) of this railroad?

Any help with this project would be much appreciated..

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Posted by C&O Fan on Sunday, January 02, 2011 7:35 AM

Scordicus

I'm trying to find out about this shortline railroad, most specifically their color scheme and herald to incorporate in to my new (small '27th Ave Yard') shelf switcher layout that's currently under construction, but I can't seem to find any information or images at all on the www. It's almost as if this company didn't exist!

The only information I can seem find from the UK side of the pond is to do with track abandonment in 2005..

Does anyone have any knowledge or know of any source of pictures (preferably online) of this railroad?

Any help with this project would be much appreciated..

 

Why are the letters     BHWY   why not  BHWRR

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Posted by G Paine on Sunday, January 02, 2011 10:47 AM

The RAILROAD REPORTING MARKS - PAST & PRESENT site does list the railroad, so it was real. http://www.pwrr.org/rrm/

BHWY    BOOT HILL & WESTERN RAILWAY

Wikapeda has a mention of it in the Dodge City listing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_City,_Kansas
But the article on the RR is not in english Confused
http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Hill_and_Western_Railway_Company

This may help
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2856549/Notice-Railroad-operation-acquisition-construction-etc-Boot-Hill-Western-Railway-Co-LC

I checked the 4 versions of the Kalmbach Trainwatchers Guides I have; there is no mention of it in any of those books

George In Midcoast Maine, 'bout halfway up the Rockland branch

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Posted by Scordicus on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 3:11 PM

[quote user="G Paine"]
But the article on the RR is not in english Confused
http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Hill_and_Western_Railway_Company
[/quote
]

The only useful information in that Wiki piece is:
The railway company's rail network consists of a single track section, about 42 kilometers. Transport between the Bucklin-Wilroads disbanded in autumn 2005 due to lack of traffic, the share was only eight trains operated since September 2000.

But absolutely nothing useful as far as identifying marks, livery etc.. goes...

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Posted by Scordicus on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 3:13 PM

I have no idea Terry!?! Maybe another railroad had those marks previously??

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Posted by Texas Zepher on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 6:59 PM

If it is the one I am thinking of, it used to be the Dodge City Ford & Bucklin.   It is an old connector track between the Santa Fe in Dodge City and the Rock Island in Bucklin.    Last time I drove buy in 2007 there were weeds all over the right of way.  Some of those weeds were trees with about 4" trunks.

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