Located in the Devils Playground - Mojave Desert - Est.
This is a photo of the water tower that use to be at
This tank held 30,000 gallons of water to refill the
trains of the Tonopah Tidewater Railway.
"That is me
by the water tank freezing to death in the wind. As I
recall it we were out there Christmas time in 1960
or 1961 possibly 1959 but no earlier. At that time this
was a hard place to get to and there was little evidence
that people had been there since the rails were taken
up. We were out rock hunting, following the old rail
grade and found the station. This was the only time we
were there, these are the only pictures. It saddens me
greatly to think that it is gone, torn down or damaged
by vandals. "
By: Andre Doyon
His father (Walter Doyon) passed
away and left him these photos. He wanted me to share
them with all of you but strongly asked that they be
NOTE: You can click on any photo to see a larger size!
Here is the only know photo
of the actual Rasor Ranch House that was nestled in the
Tamarisk trees along the old Tonopah & Tidewater Rail
Road tracks. How nice would it be to still have the
wonderful cabin to visit at our favorite camping place
in the desert. This is beautiful!
Here is a photo of behind the
awesome Rasor Ranch House and if you look carefully you
will see the propane tank. I am not sure what the little
structure is on the right but it looks like some of the
others that we have found out there and it may be a
Here is a photo of the Ranch
water tower looking to the North along the remains of
the old Tonopah & Tidewater train tracks.
"It was bitterly cold this day, the wind was blowing and
the tin roof was whistling and clanking. As I recall we
did not go in any of the buildings, only walked around.
I am sure that I have a picture of the house that was
there but at this moment I can't seem to find it. My
slide collection from those days numbers almost a
thousand and unfortunately dad did not label them or
sort them as he should have. At present my personal
projects are to get the slides from these trips out on
Google Earth and any other venue that 'will have them'
and attach my fathers name. It is personally important
to me as I did not leave an heir to carry on his name
but will do that through his travels and also by doing
the family history on Ancestors.com"
OC Keith & friend LeRoy
firmly believe that we found the location of this
beautiful cabin. We found the location and all that is
left are two wells and some debris.
Here are the wells that we
found. How nice would it be to still have this awesome
house out at Rasor Road for all to visit.
Here are a couple of photos
of Afton Canyon by Andre Doyon