Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bluestem AFE's

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 passing track
1912 Construct ROW fence one mile east
1914 Move mail crane
1914 Relay and extend passing track
1918 Replace mail crane
1919 Replace worn angle bars Bluestem to 4 1/2 miles east
1922 Install second track Bluestem to Lamona
1923 Remodel bridge no. 292 for highway
1925 Relay rail anchors Bluestem to Lamona
1925 Construct ROW fence
1927 Conveyance of property
1928 Accounting adjustment Bluestem to Peach Line
1929 Move section house from Myncaster
1931 Donation of property
1933 Sale of part of Peach line for highway
1936 Retire bunk house and section houses
1938 Place automatic switch at Bluestem and Lamona
1939 Place automatic switch at Bluestem and bridge no. 292
1940 Move depot to Chewelah
1941 Replace ties plates between Bluestem and Lamona
1941 Retire ROW Bluestem to Peach
1944 Relay tie plates Bluestem to Lamona
1945 Construct ROW fence
1949 Bluestem to Lamona relay 21.2 miles of Westbound main line
1950 Bluestem to Lamona relay 21.4 miles of track
1960 Place annunciator
1962 Retire shelter shed

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