Monday, November 8, 2010

Lamona 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.

1898    Construct passing track
1899    Construct passing track
1900    Install pumping plant
1900    Install ROW fence
1900    Construct public crossing
1900    Install cattle guard in ROW fence
1900    Install pumping plant
1900    Construct private crossing
1901    Construct public crossing
1901    Install ROW fence
1901    Relocate section house
1901    Construct warehouse
1902    Install ROW fence
1903    Install cattle guard in ROW fence
1903    Install mail crane
1903    Place gasoline storage tank with pipeline
1904    Install culvert
1904    Place rip rap along road bed
1904    Remove windmill and install gas pump
1906    Construct 16x24 water tank
1908    Place 12x34 portable depot
1908    Construct bridge
1909    Fill borrow pit and grade driveway at station
1909    Construct passing track
1909    Construct private crossing
1911    Remove windmill
1914    Construct 934 foot extension on east end of passing track
1915    Install telephone in depot
1916    Construct private crossing
1916    Install train order signal
1917    Construct stockyard
1917    Move road crossing
1918    Install public crossing
1919    Relay passing track
1920    Repair section house
1923    Purchase express truck
1923    Install water line to depot
1924    Lamona to Bluestem: Relay approx 13 miles of east and west bound main track at various point with new 89# rail in place of 77 1/2# and 85# rail, placing 8700 cubic yards of ballast
1926    Line change at bridge 312 and 313
1927    Change channel of Crab Creek
1929    Remove 100.000 capacity tank west of bridge 269 to be placed at Lamona, move pump house and place over well and install electric pumping equipment
1936    Lamona to Wilson Creek: Furnish and place 10.800 rail anchors for 90# rail
1936    Raise grade and new bridge 317.1
1936    Remove part of passing track
1937    Install steel in bridge 315
1938    Install ROW fence
1938    Replace section house
1939    Install automatic switches and bridge 292
1940    Repairs to bridges
1940    Retire depot
1942    Add water pump
1942    Install water tank from Spokane
1943    Relocate automatic train annunciator from Odessa and construct building to house same, also install selector equipment
1943    Install ROW fence
1945    Lamona to Odessa: relay 14.5 miles main line with 112# material
1946    Install ROW fence
1946    Retire well
1946    Retire gas pumping equipment
1948    Install spring switch at east end
1949    Install culvert
1954    Remove standpipe
1955    Retire water tank
1956    Retire pump houses and standpipes
1961    Remove siding and connect industry track to main line
1962    Place ballast along road bed
1962    Sell section house
1968    Renew bridge deck
1969    Prepare grade for side track

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