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    Traveling east on interstate 15 about ten miles from the California Nevada state line, turn off on Nipton Road and you have entered the Mojave National Preserve. You are in the New York Mountains. Turn off onto Ivanpah Road heading south and soon you will see the old grade of Issac Blake’s California and Eastern Railroad. This narrow path stripped of its rails and ties will lead you to the former boomtown of Vanderbilt, (or at least where it once was). If you have a period correct G.P.S you'll find it at Vanderbilt 35o 19'50" N 115o15'1"W

    In February 1965 True West magazine(which I still have) did a story on this town and I went for a visit. Wondering if anyone know anything about the current status of the place. Here are some links to pics from the time.

    http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...ler62/home.jpg

    http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...Storefront.jpg

    http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...dLilsfront.jpg

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    Cool pix, Thanks!!

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    I'll post a question about it on our club board. Our 4X club and many of the members do a lot of exploring in the Preserve.
    "I have a .44 and a shovel, I'm sure no one's gonna miss you" - Virginia City, NV

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    Thanks for posting to your club.

    BTY anyone in the club have a "binder"?
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    Really great pics. Thanks for posting them.......Speedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmiller62 View Post
    Thanks for posting to your club.

    BTY anyone in the club have a "binder"?
    Just one dork




    One of our leaders said he was there in 2006 and there was stuff to see. I guess they did it as a club run in 2003 as well. We're talking about maybe prerunning it within the next few weeks now to see if it's still worth it as a club run. Nice thing about that area as there are numerous sites to hit, so it at worst can be tied in with a group of spots for a run. We did have a small fire or two in the Preserve 2 years ago(?) and ruin a site or two, though I believe they were east of there.

    I'll be sure to post back and message you to let you know what we find.
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    I always liked the baby Scouts, but they're not as convenient to find (especially parts) locally as the SII's are. I'd like to maybe get/build an 800 someday.

    I also have an '69 Bronco I play with on the more mild runs. I use the Scout to go places I shouldn't and scare my passengers to the point they get out and walk.
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    You might be familiar with this sight but just in case:
    http://www.binderbulletin.org/

    Good information in the Tech Talk and the classified is a good source for parts.
    We need to keep all the binders on the road.
    Ray
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