I love to read about, and go exploring for old abandoned mines and railroad stuff. These links were very interesting to see. I spent many years exploring lost backroads and old uranium and other mines in the vast back country canyons and mountains of utah.
Also wandered deep into death valley california three times and saw amazing ancient (before 1900) still standing cable trams for hauling gold/silver ore....not to mention the high altitude mining ruins with narrow gauge ore hauling remnants in western colorado in the vicinity of telluride, silverton, and ouray.
These were real men doing difficult back-breaking labor in the wilderness.....what a different time it was.
Best of luck with P&LE and I will be following the progress.
:: Mike Day :: N scale dismantler :: BNSF :: Canadian Pacific :: CSX :: NFS :: Union Pacific ::