Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Supplee Siding

1921 GN drawing ovelaid on a current aerial of Supplee.  North is in the direction of the upper right corner.  Here is a picture looking down the tracks.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bridges #18, #19, #20, #21, #22 and #23

Another GN ROW drawing overlaid on a current aerial.  This is where Duffy Creek dumps into Douglas Creek.  Bridges 18 and 19 eliminated after the flood of 1948.  Duffy Creek comes in at the top middle of the image.  Here are some pictures of  Bridges #18, #19, #21, and #22.  Here are a couple images showing the altered alignment at bridges 18 and 19 after they were removed.

Bridges 14, 15, 16 and 17

Great Northern Railway Right-of-Way drawing (c. 1907-1908) overlaid on a current aerial in Douglas Creek.  Here are some pictures of each of these bridges.  #14, #15, #16 and #17.  

Bridge #41

2013 aerial showing where bridge #41 was in relationship to Withrow.

1949 aerial of bridge draped over a current aerial.  It crossed over a draw called the Dutch Henry.  The dark color on the north side of the bridge is a shadow being cast from the structure.

2010 photo standing on the west side of the Dutch Henry Draw looking east.

What remains of the bridge today.

Panoramic photo standing at the bottom of the draw looking south at what would have been the north side of the bridge.

Douglas Siding

1937 drawing showing only the area of the depot.  The paved road you see is the N. Douglas Rd about a 1/4 mile north of Highway 2 

1940 Great Northern Track Plan of Douglas showing the entire siding.  The following drawings below are blow-ups of this sheet for better viewing.  Enjoy.

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Skykomish Historical Society provided drawings.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

McCue Siding

1920 drawing draped on top of an areial of McCue.  North is in the direction of the bottom right corner.  You can see bridge #10 on the far left.  This bridge spanned water that came out of McCue Spring that flowed out of Pegg Canyon.

Great Northern Railway drawings dated 1961.  Below is the same plan blown-up in three sections for better veiwing.

East end of siding

Middle portion

Western end of siding.

2009 photo looking west down the main line.  Bridge #10 is behind me about 100 ft. and the public crossing is just ahead of me.  The siding was offset to the left of the gravel road about 50'.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Palisades Siding

Another superimposed GN Track Plan on top of an aerial of Palisades Wa.  In the drawing you can see the location of bridge #7 and the depot.  Here is a picture of bridge #7 looking east.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bridges #3, 4, 5 and 6

Superimposed image showing where bridge #3 and #4 used to lay along the line.  These structures were at mile post 12.5 where the tracks crossed Palisades Rd.  Picture of a train crossing bridge #3 just before it will cross Palisades Rd heading north up Moses Coulee.

Bridges #5 and #6 were located about mile post 14.  Palisades Siding was at mile post 15.5.  You can tell how much the creek has changed course from when the drawings were made over 100 years ago.  The creek used to meander east under Palisades Rd and then cross back west again.  Now the creek only goes on the west side of the road.  Here is a train passing over bridge #6 for the last time in 1985.

Moses Coulee Siding

Aerial showing where Moses Coulee was along the MB Line.

1918 GN track plans superimposed on top of a 2012 aerial of the Moses Coulee Siding.  Moses Coulee was a siding track off the MB Line taken out in 1938.  You can see where Bon Spur was in relationship to Moses Coulee Siding in this image as well.

Another superimposed image of Moses Coulee Siding.  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bridge Drawings Plan/Profile

These bridges fell between Appledale and Palisades along the MB Line.

Plan/Profile drawing of Bridge #3 and #4.

Plan/Profile drawing of Bridge #5 and #6.

Drawings provided by Bob Kelly of the Skykomish Historical Society

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bridge #1 Drawings from 1945

Elevation view above is showing a proposed steel girder/wood trestle bridge being replaced by the old wood trestle bridge originally built in 1909.  The drawing below is an as-built drawing of the bridge that was replaced.  As-builts drawing dates May of 1945.  The drafter thought the creek it was crossing was called "Dragoon".  The drawing above is dated July 1945.  Thanks to Bob Kelly for providing the drawings.

Entire plan/profile/elevation sheet of the original bridge

Blow-up of original bridge showing only profile and elevation view

Blow-up of southern end of original bridge

Blow-up of middle section of original bridge

Blow-up of northern end of original bridge

Blow-up of plan view 

Blow-up of materials list of original bridge

Blow-up of title block from sheet

Here is the best picture I have of bridge #1 showing the steel girders.  1983 photo.