Monday, September 5, 2016

Vulcan 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.

Where is Vulcan today? Look here.

1901 Install Culvert
1902 Something about a bridge (AFE summary is not clear)
1902 Move water tank
1902 Remove water tank
1906 Install cinder planform
1907 Place portable depot
1907 Add track derail
1907 Place mail crane
1909 Construct public crossing east of bridge no. 356
1909 Remove mail crane
1914 Replace on abutment of nearby bridge no. 356
1914 Extend passing track 1000 feet
1916 Place box car body for shelter shed
1916 Move public crossing
1918 Install ROW fence
1918 Repairs to bridge no. 356
1919 Install ROW fence
1925 Reconstruct bridge no. 355
1927 Between Vulcan and Appleyard place grip rail anchors in mainline
1929 Add temporary support for bridge no. 356
1929 Replace steel bridge no. 356
1930 More steel for bridge no. 356
1937 Retire shelter shed
1939 Repair rock dam at bridge no. 356
1940 Remove passing track
1941 Repair bridge no. 356

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