"Well let me tell you what I know", O'Kelly said with a twinkle in his eye, "The GRRRs been signed to pull boxcars for that famous magician Rhadini.  You know that fellow that pulls rabbits from his hat and makes all sorts 'o stuff disappear?"  O'Kelly said with a smile.  "He's got his entire show packed in these boxcars in the yard, and I've been hearing all sorts of hocus pocus coming from them at all hours of the day and night."

    The Great Rhadini could not be reached for comment.

CIRCUS TRAIN

COMES TO GRRR

Gold Rush Gulch, May 20 --- The circus is coming to Gold Rush Gulch this summer, courtesy of the Gold Rush Railroad.  Conductor Kasey O'Kelly confirmed to this publication that the GRRR will be pulling a series of circus railroad cars from Dr. Zodiac's Traveling Circus across the sun-baked desert on their slow journey east. 

     "Yes Siree Bob" O'Kelly exclaimed when asked about the rumors of giraffes and elephants being seen around the railroad yard.  "I betcha folks will be coming from miles around to catch a glimpse of them wild animals!"

     When asked about taking care of the animals on the long trip through the desert, O'Kelly said, "Well, I'll tell you, I'm sure hopin' I don't have to feed 'em or clean 'em.  Now don't get me wrong, I love all sorts of animals, but I ain't planin' to share a boxcar with them critters."

MAGICAL HAPPENINGS

AT THE GRRR

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Gold Rush Gulch, California, Saturday Morning Edition, June 27, 1904

Gold Rush Gulch, May 11 ---      This reporter filed a story back on March 20 of last year about a series of mysterious happenings at the GRRR railroad yard, and according to Conductor Kasey O'Kelly, things seem to be getting stranger by the day.

  When asked about the rumors, O'Kelly quickly confirmed what everyone around Gold Rush Gulch has been talking about. 

MYSTERY BOXCARS

Gold Rush Gulch, Jun. 20 --- In recent months, folks around town have been speaking about a series of strange boxcars that have been rolling into the GRRR train yard.  We recently caught up with Conductor Kasey O'Kelly to see if he'd be willing to shed some light on these rumors.
    "Well I'll tell you", he said looking excited, "them fellows from way out west been sending us these here mystery boxcars.  I mean to say these look kinda colorful on the outside, but what I hear is that there's a whole lot going on inside 'em."  Kelly went on, "When they started com'in here I thought they was just another kinda boxcar, but let me tell you something, I took a peek one night into one of them and I can't even believe what I seen."  When pressed to describe what he saw, O'Kelly informed us that he was sworn to secrecy about there contents.  "All I can say", Kelly said with a wink, "Is folks just gunna have to see 'em for themselves."

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Gold Rush Gulch, Jun. 19 ---     It's been a long time since this reporter has sat around a campfire under a blanket of stars listening to tales of haunted houses and phantom ships.  Heck, even my grandfather used to tell me how he'd still hear the whistle of the ol' Gold Rush Limited in the middle of the night 50 years after it plunged into a chasm near 

Dead Man's Curve.      

   But more recently, with the activity surrounding the sale and demolition of the Simmons Mansion, Gold Rush Gulch's very own "haunted house", rumors have started circulating about the boxcars that will carry away the remains of that infamous house.  We recently visited the GRRR to find out more about the

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strange thumping sounds coming from inside 'em almost every night."  O'Kelly added, "I've even seen Rhadini himself go into one of those boxcars and I swear, I seen him jump out of another one clear across the yard!  Glory be I must be seeing things."

   

Gold Rush Gulch, Mar. 20.---

   The Gold Rush Railroad has expanded their service to include an array of new modern amenities.  Starting this summer all passenger coaches will be outfitted with overhead storage shelves allowing for many more packages and luggage on those long trips abroad. 

      We asked GRRR's new 

Gold Rush Gulch, Mar. 20.--

  According to Conductor Kasey O'Kelly, there's been a series of strange events in the middle of the night at the GRRR rail yard.

   "It all started when The Great Rhadini's boxcars rolled into the yard.", O'Kelly said.  "Ever since then, I started hearing 

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Gold Rush Gulch, Mar. 20. --- It's been confirmed today that the Gold Rush Railroad will live up to its name come this summer when a contract with Gold Rush Gulch's First National Bank is signed.  Bank President and GRRR Chairman S.W.Indler was quoted saying, "I have full confidence in the railroad's ability to carry out this monumental task of transporting our gold reserves safely across the desert.     

The GRRR would like to thank Southwicks Department Store for it's generous donation of bouncing balls and flying airplanes.

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