Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Roadbed for the GN at Trinidad

From "The Quincy Quill," Quincy, WA

March 17, 1905

The Great Northern let a contract to shorten and straighten the main line of the railroad six miles east of Trinidad. It will reduce the curvature of the road and one-half mile of new line will be built to reduce the grade. A 1000 foot tunnel will be built and will cost $100,000.
(Note-this is not the grade currently in use, but the one visible above the current line.)

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