Thursday, March 29, 2018

1924 Bridge 117

Vintage photos courtesy of the NP Telltale.

1979 view courtesy of ShirleyRae Maes.

See this location today.

Excerpt from the NP bridge book covering this line:

Bridge Number 117 was formerly known as Bridge Number 11.3, and was located 2919 feet beyond milepost 117. It spanned a ravine and had 27 bents in it's framed timber trestle. It was 426 feet long and 48 feet high at the deepest point of the ravine. While the vintage photos are from 1924, the bridge book shows the bents were renewed in 1935 and stringers in 1931, likely in anticipation of the cement traffic for Grand Coulee Dam that would take this route. The bridge was on a tangent and was on a .5% grade. The bridge book excerpt was from 1955, so it states this section of line was not in service. The trestle plan the bridge was built to was R-11-2C, which I have not found yet.

2018 view.

2018 view.

1979 view of the bridge being prepared for tearing down.

2018 view.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

1948 Great Northern Winchester Canal Crossing

Courtesy of the University of Idaho.

This view was brought to my attention by Ted Curphey. With the tracks running along the canal in the background, was the GN temporarily located to the north of the canal during the bridgework, regaining the mainline closer to Quincy?

See this spot today.

Friday, March 23, 2018

1947 Grand Coulee View

Courtesy of the University of Idaho.

Why post this one? The railroad tracks follow along near the top right corner, where you can see the Tee Pee Restaurant, along the edge towards the maintenance shop area towards the left.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Coulee City Coaling Dock

Dock pictures courtesy of the NP Telltale.

To better locate this spot, here is a map of the roundhouse area and then a crop showing the coaling dock.

Not much left to see today!