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Offline joewells

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Railroad Yard
« on: May 30, 2006, 03:46:20 PM »
Taking up the Southeast corner of the City is a large supply yard. It contains supplies being stocked for the next upcoming 'leg' of the railroad, which is supposed to happen soon. Along the exterior of the yard is a tall fence.

Some of the railroad supplies inside consist of; mounds of gravel and rock, huge towers of railroad ties, barrels of 'pitch' and many, many, metal rails.

There are about two dozen men, (mostly Chinese) who unload items from steamships and make sure it is secure inside the railroad yard. As of yet there has been no train to cross the new iron bridge into Arizona.
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Railroad Yard
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2006, 09:34:01 PM »
Telegraph Office inside the Railroad Yard.

Inside the building there is a desk with the telegraph set up, clattering away about something no matter when you come in. Walt Semour is the operator. He's in his early 20's and has connections with the railroad. He knows this isn't just a dead end job for him, he's also in charge of making sure the crossties are ready for the next "stage" of construction. (sorry couldn't resist the pun on what it's replacing...)
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Railroad Yard
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2006, 09:53:13 PM »
Louis walks to the railroad yard, looking for the telegraph office. Finally finding it in the smaller office of the railroad yard, Louis pulls out his script for sending telegraph and sends the message to his uncle Ralph who knows Don Ricardo so well. Luckily the ranch isn't far from the railroad anyway, and Ralph has been talking to Don Ricardo about the land that he's seen himself before deciding he preferred California. Louis sends the message to Ralph. "Land secured. Stop. Send Riveras, vaqueros, laborers, farmers and families. Ship cattle, horses, trees, vines, seeds for crops. Stop. Starting improvements, best site for ranchero found. Stop. Come now. Maybe wedding before long. Stop. Jenni still here. Stop."

Louis waits for a response. In half an hour he gets a message back. "Rivera's ready. Family, 12 vaqueros, 30 workers (families make 60) Leatherworker, mason, other craftsmen included. Stop. 2000 head breeding stock, 2 hereford bulls, 60 in remuda, plants ready for transport. Stop. Expect Tuesday. Stop. Get family ready for trip. Stop. Tell when certain. Stop."

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