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!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Difference Of Decades Adrian Turntable And Roundhouse

Vintage photos courtesy of the NP Telltale.

Figuring 1924 for the vintage shots, 2018 for the current views.

It took me a moment to realize that Bridge 59, in the background that crosses the GN and Crab Creek was far larger back then than today, where you can see that a large portion of the lower southern trestle was filled in.

I didn't feel to bad about getting my shadow, as it helped match the vintage view.

Finding the turntable pit is easy, but there is NO evidence of the roundhouse having stood here. Perhaps a metal detector would help locate a few bits of history, but to walk around in the tall sagebrush, nothing could be found.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Last Steamer Sold For Scrap

From the "Railbelt-Reporter."

January-February 1965

Courtesy of John Combs.