Monday, November 3, 2008

On the down grade at Douglas Creek Falls

Loaded box cars are pushing against 2 geeps on a 2.2% grade in the late afternoon hours in March of '83. These locos have just crossed over bridge #9 with the rest still crossing it. The north portal end of the 750' tunnel is just ahead. John P. Henderson took this picture standing on top. In 2000 part of the tunnel collapsed about where John is standing in this picture creating a huge sink hole. Douglas County maintenance crews filled it with a couple thousand yards of soil.

1 comment:

SDP45 said...

Great series of pictures!!

I was up over the tunnel a few weeks ago with Bob Kelly. With the exception of the tracks being gone, this area looks just the same.