Sunday, February 5, 2012

Trinidad 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.

1899 Construct 12x34 one story frame depot with platform
1900 Construct 12x20 tool house
1900 Construct coal facilities
1900 Construct 1 1/2 story, 30x30 section house
1900 Line change
1900 Place Jap house
1900 Install telegraph line
1901 Construct gravel spur track
1901 Construct 24x16 bunk house
1902 Install mail crane
1903 Install ROW fence
1903 Place fines around water tank
1904 Build stockyard and industry track
1906 Extend gravel pit track
1907 Install derail
1910 Move switch and sand spur at Trinidad pit
1911 Install private crossing one mile west for J.C. Wheeler
1912 Relay with 90# rail
1913 Install overhead highway crossing crossing 1 1/2 miles east
1914 Replace signals
1914 Extend passing track
1916 Install dam for water supply
1917 Extend industry track
1919 Move depot
1920 Relaying present 90# rail (new whel laid in 1912) with new high carbon rail on 10 degree curve just west of MP 1623, 3 miles east of Trinidad.
1920 Guard rail at west switch
1921 Install W.M. Clapp spur
1921 Move car body bunk house to Quincy
1922 Acquire property
1922 Construct new bridge at MP 1626.8
1922 Place car bodies
1922 Water closet to Leavenworth
1923 Gravel pit accounting adjustment
1923 Replace a culvert
1923 Raise water tank
1924 Between Crater and Trinidad-relay present 90# rail with new 130# rail in curve 437 east of Trinidad, length of track to be relayed is 2900'
1924 Acquire property to enlarge stockyard
1925 Renew water tank
1925 Riprap culvert 158.8
1925 Remove public crossing
1926 Rearrange signals in yard
1927 Install 9x28 caboose body as bunk house
1929 Move switch and extend sand spur
1930 Remove W.M. Clapp spur
1930 Construct stockyard
1931 Install portable depot
1932 Station equipment moved from Colebrook, BC to Trinidad
1932 Install culvert at MP 1625.75
1933 Construct concrete cistern and remove water barrels
1934 Electric lights in section house
1937 Retire train order signal
1940 Remove pens at stockyard
1941 Place pump in scale pit
1941 Renew bridge 351.2
1941 Easement for highway
1942 Extend sand pit track
1943 Improvement to powder houses
1943 Conveyor support for sand loading
1944 Strip sand pit
1944 Install ROW fence MP 1623 to 1626
1944 Relay through turnouts of passing tracks with 112# rail
1945 Install spring switches
1946 Install annunciator
1946 Install conveyor for sand pit
1947 Retire abandoned ROW on old line
1952 Install tie plates Trinidad to Rock Island
1952 Install highway bridge
1952 Relay with 115# rail
1954 Retire section buildings
1956 Remove gravel pit track
1956 Raise culvert parapet at MP 1623.20
1962 Rearrange track
1963 Relay 3 curves with 115# rail
1969 Replace rail anchors on CTC siding

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