Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Photo tour of the Old Grade

From: "Chris Graves" caliron@cwnet.com

Our good friend, Shen-Chih Cheng (Sam!) has completed his photographic work  re: the CPRR on the Sierra Nevada.  The leadership of the CSRM has seen the results of that work, and have expressed an interest in displaying his photos in the CSRM.

In mid-September, 2007 (NEXT MONTH!) Sam has retained me for the last leg of his photo work, this from Toano, Nev. to Promontory Summit, Utah.  (Last year Sam completed his photo work in the Pequops, so thankfully, we can leave that dusty area to its own quiet loneliness)

This last effort is expected to take 4 days.

If any of the bloggers would like to join in this journey, you would be most welcome.

WarningA FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE IS A MUST. The old grade is littered with relics from 1869 thru the 1940's, spikes in tires are the norm, as are nails, chunks of iron/steel and broken glass.  Should you decide to join us, please plan accordingly.

While Sam and I will be moteling it, others are welcome to camp out.

We will be stopping in Nevada to see: the old grade East of Reno, the old grade East of Battle Mtn., the old grade East of Beowawe, the old grade West of Palisade, the old grade East of Elko, and other garden spots yet un-named.  We expect to overnite in Elko or Wendover, then overnite in Brigham City.

Those interested can reach me at 916 663 3742.  There is NO CHARGE for this service.

G J Chris Graves
NewCastle, AltaCal'a
Winter's Summer Garden