Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bridge 126

Map courtesy of the GN-NP Archives.

This is the section directly south of the Adrian Pit map. Note where the big NP bridge crossed the GN, and the remaining fill as seen in the satellite image.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Adrian Gravel Pit

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. 

Better view of the area can be seen here.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

1930 Stratford Plat Map

Map courtesy of the GN-NP Archives.

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.

Friday, June 26, 2015

1985 Wilson Creek Wye

Map courtesy of the GN-NP Archives.

Part of the wye was removed in 1959. Not sure when the remaining part was removed. Land sold to the grain company for a set of storage tanks on July 5, 1985.