Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Completed my bridge number and stream signs for my golf cart/ATV bridge. Based on GNRY 1950's standard plans for bridge and stream signs. The dimensions are scaled down from the original railroad specifications to keep them proportional to my bridge. Here are the details for these signs.
1950's Great Northern Railway Standard Plans for Bridge and Stream Signs.
Monday, November 24, 2014
This railroad grade is where Douglas Creek Canyon opens up to Moses Coulee. Palisades is about 3.5 miles ahead on the down grade and the tunnel is about .75 miles up behind. From this point it's about a 300 ft. drop in elevation to Palisades. September 18, 2009 photo.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I'm in the process of building a golf cart/atv bridge at my farm. I was given some very big timbers to work with so I decided to draw up some plans. I was given (4) 12" x 24" x 25' timbers. I don't think I will have any problems with it collapsing anytime soon. I know this is not really railroad related, but I did try to incorporate into my design a bridge sign from GN standard plans. I wanted to get a railroad type of feel.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Shown here are Great Northern Railway Section House Plans originally dated 1904 and revised up until 1916. Provided by Bob Kelly of the Skykomish Historical Society. Two of these structures still remain from the MB Line. One sits next to the Mansfield Museum and the other resides in Alstown.