Red Mountain Railroad, California

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Red Mountain Railroad,  California - With a' large portion of its 9000 westi rn...
With a' large portion of its 9000 westi rn Fines 'operated through heavily timbered areas, the railroad for many has maintained' "rolling" brigades of fighting equipment and facilities. At strategic points in the mountain regions, ing to J. H. Dyer, vice-piesiclent of the company. Under steam 'constantly during the summer months, three specially equipped trains are ready at a moment's notice respond to an alarm to any point on railroad's main lines in the high Sierra, and in all emergencies these trains are given the right of way. An unusual feature of the railroad's activity in fire prevention and fire fighting is a lookout station at a peak near Sierra summit. By means of an ingenious telescopic " device, watchmen can detect fires many .miles, away. Alarms are communicated to government and railroad stations, and fire trains are quickly on their way. Through the highly important help of the railroad and the forest service organization, which has been developed into highly etficient conservation body, the fire threat is being held at bay in a manner heretofore unknown. A n o t h e r factor, undoubtedly, .irf

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  1. Nevada State Journal,
  2. 04 Oct 1932, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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