Saturday, October 23, 2010

Downs AFEs

This is a summary to the "Applications For Expenditures" (AFE) files which were project files for all purchases, construction or removal of facilities or equipment from Great Northern property. These files sometimes contain correspondence, invoices, blueprints and other project information, and often contain insight into events or changes in a specific area at a point in time.

As a summary, it does give a look into the changes made over the years.

From the GN-NP Archives.

1901    Construct 60x160 grain storage warehouse
1901    Rip rap at bridge #310
1902    Construct public crossing
1902    Construct 24x48 station facilities
1902    Extend passing track 3000 feet
1902    Install mail crane
1902    Construct private crossing
1903    Construct sidewalk at station grounds
1904    Install ROW fence
1905    Install ROW fence
1906    Install ROW fence 1/2 mile west
1907    Change switch at yard track
1910    Place culvert 2034 feet west of bridge #310
1913    Install steel at bridge #310
1913    Install steel at bridge #311
1914    Relay 2418 track feet of passing track
1915    Construct private crossing 2 miles west
1918    Install steel mail crane
1919    In passing tracks, relay all rail lighter than 75#, with second hand 80# rail
1920    Tool house destroyed by fire
1921    Retirement of tool house
1921    Move bunk houses from Bluestem & Downs
1924    Construct private crossing
1926    Install ROW fence
1926    Move 24x48 depot to Marlin
1931    Install ROW fence
1931    Remove 2 mail cranes
1940    Install gates in ROW fence
1940    Relocate public crossing from station 3473+82 west and extend 16 feet.
1941    Remove public crossing at station 3479+54
1947    Relay passing track with second hand 100# rail, also secondary tracks
1949    Remove public crossing
1949    Improve drainage at bridge #310

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