Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Gearing up to to start an HO scale layout loosely based on the MB Line with my brother. So I see this blog serving a different purpose in the next several years. My goal is to use this blog to post our progress on how it will be coming together. Or maybe I start a new one. This station sign I guess is a start to what will come. I have already built the Douglas Depot and one trestle. We have about a 25'x50' space that will house this layout. We are ready for the adventure and share with our kids the enjoyment of model railroading.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Waterville native David Loebsack hangs off the side of BN GP-9 #1805 in Alstown in the early spring of '84. David never worked for the railroad. The BN crew let him pose on the train while his cousin Alan Loebsack took the picture from atop of boxcars parked on the siding.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Having just exited the tunnel, this short train is on the up grade headed for Alstown. The Douglas Falls are to the right of the train. The falls are a fun destination for people during the summer months. Oct 28, 1983 photo by the late John P. Henderson. Here are some more pictures of this area the same day Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3
Monday, December 9, 2013
BN Hi-Rail parked on the down grade at a rock cut just south of bridge #36. Photo from the Chuck Shrawn Collection. Here is a picture of bridge #36.
Aerial of the location. These bridges are south of Alstown about a mile.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
c. 1908 ROW drawing of bridge #8 and tunnel at Douglas Creek Falls area. Bridge #8 was removed during the 1920's. According to the plans a road went underneath the bridge. North is in the direction of the upper right corner. Here is a picture of the south portal and of the north portal entrances.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
1968 GN drawing showing the wye in Mansfield. 2013 aerial underneath. North is in the direction of the upper right corner. Here is a shot looking back towards the grain elevators from the position of the northeast leg of the wye.
1916 drawing showing the proposed Standard Oil Spur being installed at the end of the southwest leg of the wye. Today the site is occupied by Coleman Services LLC out of Lewiston, ID a fuel Company.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
1968 GN drawing superimposed on a 2013 aerial showing the entire Touhey Siding.
Blow-up of the southern end of the siding.
Blow-up of the northern end of the siding.
Blow-up of bridge #42 at the northern end of the siding. This bridge crossed over a county dirt road.
Monday, December 2, 2013
1938 drawing of the western end of the Withrow Siding. Overlaid on a 2013 aerial .
1915 drawing showing the depot area.
1918 drawing of a proposed Standard Oil Co. Spur with current aerial. Located at the eastern end of the siding.