Hello, I'm "Wanakena Timber," a new guy on the block who is renewing his interest in HO model railroading. I have been slowly collecting items from e-bay and other sources to build the "Cranberry Lake Railroad" / "Rich Lumber Company" with its connection to the "Carthage and Adirondack RR". These are all prototype railroads from the early 20th century. The C & A RR ran from Carthage NY to Newton Falls, NY. Along the way, they serviced several logging operations, a paper mill at Newton Falls, and an iron mine at Benson Mines. They were absorbed into the New York Central. The Cranberry Lake railroad ran from Benson Mines to Wanakena, about 5 - 6 miles transporting the summer visitors to Cranberry Lake, the fall hunting parties, and the products of several sawmills at Wanakena. It was wholely owned by the Rich Lumber Company. Rick Lumber company had operations in Pennsylvania and Vermont in addition to Wanakena. I choose Wanakena because I have hiked just about all of the rights of way, sleeped in tents set up on them and kind of niched myself into the tie depressions left by the railroad, and ate my meals at places like Cucumber Creek, Boiling Spring, High Rock, and High Falls. I would be interested in chatting with those of you who may share the interest in Eastern logging operations and shortline railroading.