Sunday, June 17, 2018

Difference Of Decades Adrian Trestle Number 59

Vintage view of this Northern Pacific trestle is from 1910. Note the trestle is far longer, with the southern approach having been filled in at some point.
That is the Great Northern underneath the bridge, with cars on the siding.

2018  view.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Milwaukee DFE At Smyrna

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

October 11, 1979

Dead Freight East along the cliffs east of Smyrna.

Friday, June 15, 2018

1902 NP AFE Davenport Passing Track

Courtesy of the NPRHA.

Ted Curphey suggested the AFE may not have been built. Here is what he had to say:

"I'm skeptical that the 1500' siding was built as shown. On the east side of the hwy xing there is no existing grade for such a siding to have existed on, as the mainline embankment drops steeply into a low area. there is also a culvert there that is only wide enough for the main and north track. There was a east facing spur into the low area to serve a oil dealer, but it's spur went well south of the mainline and ended before the highway. I suspect the funds may have been used to build the second north track which would have been much more useful than the siding shown, and no turnouts on a curve which tend to be problematic."