Friday, November 26, 2010

Harrington 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.

1892    Construct 1 1/2 story 19x30 section house
1892    Construct 12x20 tool house
1892    Construct 24x16 bunk house
1892    Construct 24x60 depot
1893    Construct stockyards
1896    Construct spur track
1898    Install ROW fence
1898    Extend passing track
1899    Construct spur track
1900    Erect three room section house
1900    Relay house track
1900    Construct spur track
1900    Raise pocket in coal chute
1900    Relay house track
1901    Install cattle gates in ROW fence
1901    Install sidewalk at station
1901    Extend Harrington Mill Spur
1901    Dig well and place pump
1901    Install ROW fence
1901    Construct spur track to mill
1901    Install water closet
1901    Extend depot platform
1902    Install culvert
1902    Build 5.36 miles ROW fence on both sides of track
1902    Remodel station
1902    Install cattle guard in ROW fence
1902    Install ROW fence
1902    Place pump house with pump
1902    Construct industry track
1904    Install ROW fence
1904    Construct coal facility
1904    Construct public crossing
1906    Add drain box to ditch
1907    Install public crossing
1908    Install private crossing
1909    Move depot for freight room; construct 30x52 foot addition to provide office and waiting room
1909    Change outlet fixture on water tank from 7 inch to 10 inch diameter
1909    Move water closet to new location
1910    Replace pile and pony truss bridge #297 with concrete trestle 3 miles east
1910    Cancel well and hand pump at stockyard
1910    Place mail crane
1911    Install flush toilet in depot
1914    Replace signals
1914    Construct 985 foot extension on east end and 500 food extension on west end of passing track
1915    Replace water tank
1916    Deepen well
1916    Install ROW fence
1916    Construct Standard Oil Spur
1917    Add trespass signs
1917    Test wells
1917    Add toilets in section houses
1918    Exchange safe with Tonasket
1918    Throw switch for Harrington Mill Spur
1918    Upgrade track with angle bars and tie plates
1919    Connect water tank to city main
1919    Fill bridge 303
1920    Install 9x35 car body bunk house
1920    Construct 250 ton coal chute, 600 gallon oil cellar and necessary pipe with track 430 foot long
1920    Add crossing alarm bell and wigwag
1920    Place car body
1920    Abandon well and equipment
1921    1 mile west relay 900 track feet of 77 1/2# rail west from mile post 1529 with second hand 77 1/2# re-sawed rail
1921    Add sewer connection
1923    Remove coal chute to Doon, IA
1924    Harrington to Lamona: Relay 14 miles of main track using 90# and 130# rail. Work to be done on eastward track
1924    Conveyance of property
1924    Relay track Bluestem to Lamona
1924    Remove coal chute track
1925    Place 55 gallon drum with faucet, hasp, & rack
1925    Add electric lights in signal maintainer house
1925    Add stand pipe at end of platform
1925    Add platform lights at depot
1925    Relay track from Harrington to Lamona
1925    Move section house from Ferry
1926    Add electric lights to section house
1926    Install water meters
1928    Construct unloading platform
1928    Install private crossing
1928    Install public crossing
1929    Install public crossing
1929    Remove pens in stockyard
1929    Install steel in bridges 297 and 319
1932    Install water meter
1934    Replace wiring in depot
1936    Install gate in ROW fence
1937    Approve easement for highway
1937    Gravel platform area
1938    Add culvert for Sherlock Street
1938    Widen loading platform
1939    Remodel depot
1940    Change stockyard pens
1940    Install private crossing
1941    Remove ROW fence
1942    Remove ROW fence
1942    Quitclaim—abandon ROW
1943    Pave crossings at Sherlock Street
1944    Add walk along platform
1946    Connect standpipe to city water and remove water tower
1947    Install Griswold signals at Sherlock Street
1951    Install culvert
1952    Clean out Spokane Division culverts
1954    Retire section buildings
1956    Retire various buildings
1963    Take property into accounts
1966    Construct Harrington Grange Spur

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