Thursday, August 27, 2015
Flood damage photos of bridge #29. Date unknown. This bridge was removed after the '48 flood and made much smaller on the other side of the creek when the railroad changed the alignment at this area. Quality of photos is not the best.
Debris pushed up against one of the bents
Not sure of this location, but it appears soil has washed over the tracks.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Train in the far distance starting to pass the Buse Ranch one mile south of Douglas. At the bottom right of the photo you can see part of bridge #39.5 at milepost 34.9 The road in the photo is the S. Douglas Rd. which the tracks paralleled for four miles along this section. David Loebsack photo March 1984.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
Photos showing the damage caused by a derailed hopper car in the fall of 1984. This scene happened at mile post #24 while the train was moving on the down grade between bridge #17 and #16. One of the mid-train hopper's trucks jumped the tracks and scarred several hundred yards of ties and busted some rail in the process. Photos by David Loebsack.
Aerial photo of derailment location.
Aerial photo of derailment location.
David's cousin Alan standing near mile post marker #24 just up from bridge #17.
Tie damage on the deck of bridge #17 looking on the up grade.
Looking on the down grade across bridge #17 with a BN Caboose #10340 parked in a rock cut.
Damaged track between bridge #17 and #16. Bridge #16 is in the background.
Alan inspects the damage to the rail.
The hopper that caused all the damage. This picture shows the hopper just before bridge #16. The crew caught it before it did damage to Bridge #16.
Friday, July 31, 2015
1939 Douglas County Plan showing a new road revision under bridge #11 because of a big flood in 1938 that washed it out. This trestle was located between Slack Canyon and Pegg Canyon in Douglas Creek at mile post 21.8 along the line.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Edith Ann Allmendinger (1876-1939), on her way to Wenatchee, waits for the train at the Palisades Depot. She is the grandmother of Fran Roth, a local Palisades resident that still resides there today. Photo taken in 1912 with a caption that reads "Going to town". Photo from the Fran Roth collection.
Great Northern Railway Switch Stand painted back to its original luster. Recovered from Supplee, WA in the year 1986 when the Mansfield Branch Line was being removed.
The picture below shows possibly the same switch stand at Supplee in the 1950's.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
I have yet to figure out what the “68” means, but the font style and heavy steel make me believe it’s railroad related. It was found out between Touhey and Mansfield. The Mansfield Branch was only 61 miles in length. Any help identifying what this sign means would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Mile post 57 marker sign given to me a local Waterville man. This 2"x 8"x 18" piece of wood was nailed to a utility pole out between Touhey and Mansfield. The paint from the number “57” has protected the wood from some weather erosion which has left the numbers raised and still visible many years after the paint has weathered away.
A railroad speed limit sign given to me by a local Waterville man. The F-30 stands for “Freight Trains-30 MPH”. He said he had retrieved it from a scrap pile in Douglas during the time the line was being removed in 1986. It had bullet holes in it and so he patched them then sanded it in anticipation of painting it. I plan on finishing the painting work.
1960's Great Northern Railway standard plan detail for speed limit sign.