Pit was opened in 1923 and closed in 1951. I'm still looking for the yard map for the gravel pit.
Note how the adjacent NP tracks are labeled. The one closest to the pit says "N.P. Ry." and is the line down from Coulee City, that connected with the GN siding. The other line says "Connell North Line" and is the one built north from Connell. You can see the junction at Adco for those 2 lines.
I was quite surprised to find that the original town of Stratford was just next to the railroad tracks, and not spread across Crab Creek like today. The old siding at Stratford is long gone, but you can see the Right of Way is still fairly wide through here. Still trying to pin down the date the siding was removed. Doesn't seem to be during the GN era.