Sunday, November 28, 2010

Irby 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    Install ROW fence
1898    Extend passing track
1899    Extend passing track
1899    Construct passing track
1901    Install culvert
1901    Add rip rap to dyke of Crab Creek
1902    Construct bridge
1902    Renew culvert
1903    Construct platform
1903    Install ROW fence
1903    Install culvert
1904    Install water pump
1904    Install cattle guard in ROW fence
1904    Construct public crossing
1904    Install mail crane
1904    Construct industry track
1904    Extend passing track
1907    Remove windmill
1908    Erect 30x48 station
1909    Fill borrow pit and grade driveway at station
1909    Construct passing track
1909    Change outlet fixture on water tank from 7 inch to 10 inch diameter
1912    Install telephone in depot
1914    Replace signals
1914    Extend passing track 937 feet
1914    Install train order signal
1916    Construct water tank
1916    Add steel to bridge 327.1
1916    Add steel to bridge 329
1918    Raise sags
1919    Construct industry track
1920    Irby to Wilson Creek: Relay 15.39 miles with 90# rail
1921    In main line, relay present 85# rail, new when laid, with new 90# rail for a distance of 12500 feet east from east switch at Irby. Provide new angle bars, bolts, spikes and 7-5-58 tie plates
1922    Add car bodies
1922    Remove 2 public crossings
1924    Add steel to bridge 330
1925    Change public crossing
1926    Line change
1928    Deepen channel and fill bridges 331.3 and 331.4
1929    Extend passing track
1939    Line change at curve 379
1940    Install ROW fence
1940    Remove water facilities
1942    Renew bridges from Ft. Wright to Wilson Creek
1942    Add gates to ROW fence
1942    Improve crossing
1943    Replace bridge #331.1 near Irby. Replace bridge #332.2 with pipe culvert, widen channel between bridges 331.1 and 332.2
1944    Replace planking on bridge 329
1945    Retirement of property on account of line change
1946    Rip rap at bridge 327.1
1969    Prepare grade for side track
1970    Construct 10447 foot siding 3 miles west

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

Saturday, November 20, 2010

McCue 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.

1918    Install mail crane from Rock Island
1920    Install ROW fence
1926    Place rip rap
1928    Remove mail crane
1928    Install ROW fence
1935    McCue to Alstown: Replace 5000 No. G-58 tie plates with second hand 5-58 plates in curves
1940    Alter bridge 11
1949    Move camp building to Loon Lake
1962    Relay main track with second hand 112# rail
1963    Renew bridge 14
1963    Renew bridge 11
1963    Renew bridge 20
1963    Renew bridge 21
1963    Renew bridge 25
1964    Renew bridge 26
1964    Renew bridge 10
1964    Renew bridge 14
1964    Renew bridge 17-fill 1 span EE & 3 spans WE
1964    Renew bridge 15
1964    Renew bridge 30
1965    Renew bridge 15- fill 1 span EE & 3 spans WE
1965    Renew bridge 16-fill 1 span EE
1966    Renew bridge 22

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mansfield 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.

1911    Place private road crossing one mile west
1911    Install telephone in baggage car on Mansfield branch
1913    Place portable unloading platform
1914    Place a portable incline unloading platform
1916    Construct Standard Oil Spur
1916    Alter toilets
1917    Install express locker
1918    Install unloading platform
1919    Clean ditches from Columbia River to Mansfield
1920    Bridges and culverts Columbia River to Mansfield
1920    Place ballast cinders on branch
1920    Bridges from Columbia River to Mansfield
1921    Place ballast cinders on branch
1921    Assessment for road
1922    Repairs to bridges-Mansfield line
1922    Remove train order signal
1923    Bridge repairs
1923    Construct Columbia Valley Lumber Spur
1924    Bridge repairs Columbia River to Mansfield
1930    Construct Union Oil Spur
1931    Remove engine house, coaling dock, and 4 tracks
1932    Adjust accounts for destroyed tool house
1932    Move tool house from Palisades
1933    Retire snow fence
1936    Extend public crossing
1938    Install rail anchors Columbia River to Mansfield
1939    Adjust account for miscellaneous facilities Columbia River to Mansfield
1940    Remove industry track
1941    Remove tail track of wye
1941    Retirement of ROW north of Mansfield
1942    Remove depot (not done at this time)
1942    Remove water tank
1945    Repairs to roadbed-Mansfield line
1948    Install crossover (cancelled)
1949    Install crossover
1949    Easement for road
1951    Assessment for sewers
1955    Easement for driveway
1956    Move section buildings
1957    Retire ROW on Mansfield extension
1963    Rearrange bents-Bridge 43
1964    Rearrange bents and steel span- Bridge 43

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