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    Default Bodie and Benton railway

    Originally posted by Rob


    : David Wright wrote a great article on the Bodie and Benton railway in the new fronteir trails website.

    : About two years ago, I saw a flyer in a model train shop here in San Diego, from a group who was trying to resurrect the railway as a tourist attraction. Does anyone know who this group was and what happened to their plans?




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    Default Re: Bodie and Benton railway

    Originally posted by David A. Wright


    : The group is called the FRIENDS OF THE BODIE RAILWAY & LUMBER COMPANY, INC. and can be corresponded with at P.O. Box 148, Lee Vining, California 93541. You can email president Bob Chambers at chambers@qnet.com



    : They put out a newsletter quarterly and are currently reprinting the same article as on Frontier Trails with my permission.



    : The group has located a discarded flatbed railcar near the switchbacks of the railroad a few years ago and are nearly complete with restoration. They have pretty much fulfilled their charter in that they have secured most of the permits needed to "resurrect" the Bodie Railway in steps. Next step is for a for profit company to take over and begin construction, probably in steps, much like the resurrected Virginia & Truckee Railroad is doing to day at Virginia City, Nevada.




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