Thursday, February 9, 2012

Waterville 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.

1909 Construct additional 10 miles of telegraph line on Waterville extension.
1910 Change four public road crossings on the Waterville Line as ordered by the State RR Commission.
1910 Place riprap, pipe culverts and build bridges.
1912 Transfer track to Waterville Railway
1912 Install 15' mail compartment in baggage car #1012
1919 Construct Waterville Railway turnout
1956 Acquire Waterville Railway tracks