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Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad Yard -Click for larger view of print

NEW ARTWORK MADE DEBUT AT GOLDFIELD DAYS, 2009
A Fund-Raiser for The Goldfield Historical Society
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From 1910 until the late 1940s, the primary Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad yard was located in Goldfield – in an area bounded by North Main Street on the west, Aluminum Avenue on the south, Broadway to the east, and Grand Avenue to the north.  The yard once included a freight depot, a passenger depot, a large maintenance facility, water tank, turntable, and an 8-stall roundhouse.  Today, the only obvious remnants of this once immense industrial facility are the roundtable pit, the safe that was in the office, and what was an ice house.   

Jim Price & Joan Sieber, part-time Goldfield residents, commissioned a drawing of this Tonopah & Goldfield yard as it would have appeared around 1915, as seen from Grand Avenue.  The artwork was created by renowned railroad artist H.L. Scott, “Railroad Art by Scotty,” of Georgetown, Colorado.  The representation of the roundhouse, turntable, and water tank were made as historically accurate as possible from period and contemporary photographs, detailed maps, and on-the-ground measurements. 

Scotty has generously agreed that the Goldfield Historical Society can resell copies of this artwork as a fund-raiser.   As of Goldfield Days August 2009, prints of the T&G roundhouse and turntable are available in 2 sizes:  11” x 14”, and 16” x 20”, each one matted and ready for framing. 

A very limited run of the larger prints will each be signed and numbered by the artist.  Plan to proudly display one of these unique pieces of art in your home, and help a worthy cause!  

Proceeds from the sale of these prints will directly benefit the Goldfield Historical Society in pursuit of its many projects, including acquiring funds to match a large government grant.  

For additional information or contribution, contact:
John Ekman or Angela Haag
Goldfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 393, Goldfield 89013
email: goldfieldhistorical@gmail.com

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