Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, Mines, Trains & scams south of the Border Ericson
Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, Mines, Trains & scams south of the Border Ericson
Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, Mines, Trains & scams south of the Border Ericson
Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, Mines, Trains & scams south of the Border Ericson
Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, Mines, Trains & scams south of the Border Ericson

Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, Mines, Trains & scams south of the Border Ericson

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Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, Mines, Trains & scams south of the Border Ericson
 
Sonora Narrow Gauge Railroads, mines, Trains and scams south of the Border by Duane Ericson
Soft Cover
Copyright 2010
151 pages

Table of Contents
Chapter 1  Mexico1
Chapter 2  Sonora & the Mining Game7
Chapter 3  Imuris Mines, Limited Railroad 1890-1894. 24" gauge17
Chapter 4  The Torres y Prietas Railway/Ferrocarril Mexican Union21
Chapter 5  Cananea Consolidated Copper Company Railroad45
Chapter 6  Moctezuma Copper Company Railroad, 1897-1949101
Chapter 7  The Odium Clings141
Rosters145
Bibliography 149
I have been passionate about mining and railroad history in the southwest for over 25 years: I single-handedly wore out the Tucson Public Library's copy of David Myrick's Railroads of Arizona, Vol. I, as well as Sherman's Ghost Towns of Arizona along with anything related to mining, railroads, and architecture the Southwest and Mexico. Growing up in southern Arizona, I spent weekends with friends exploring ghost towns, following old roads, and climbing into abandoned mines. As a curious and adventurous youth, it is hard to imagine a better environment to come of age, or better friends to share adventures with.
One of these friends, Adolfo, provided a turning point in my historical interests when he invited me to help on his family's "modest" ranch. The family ranch was a large spread situated in the grassy foothills of the Sierra Madre of Mexico, near the ruins of Kino's Mission at Cocospera. As we turned off the Highway at Imurus, south of Nogales, we started climbing out of the fields and pastures of the Rio Magdelena. Here, I noticed what appeared to be an old railroad grade paralleling the twisting road. Although Adolfo knew of the old railroad grade he did not know much about its history. As we looked at a tunnel next to the road it occurred to me that although I read what was available on railroads and mining in the Southwest, I had seen little information on the same topics across the border in Mexico. Perhaps I was too distracted by at least a few of Adolfo's seven beautiful

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