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    BNSF track projects, WA State 2014

    The project going from Sand to Lind had to remove one of the pillars of the old Milwaukee Road bridge there on March 15th. Dan
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    The best website for railfans

    I check this site daily for interesting stuff. I've been part of the Yahoogroups since it was Onelist, which seems like forever ago. Facebook has got a few good groups going now, and a bunch of folks I used to see here quite often have popped up over there.
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    "Tracking" Abandoned Rights-of-Way

    I had been wondering about those kinds of maps for my area of interest. Thanks for pointing it out.
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    Copy of a coded telegram plus its translation from 1909:
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    Interstate Commerce Commission report on a 1952 wreck at Bassett Junction: http://sdp45.blogspot.com/2008/05/interstate-commerce-commission.html
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    1968 NP Train brief that mentions service to Schrag as needed: http://sdp45.blogspot.com/2008/11/1968-northern-pacific-train-brief-old.html
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    Schrag plat from 1914. http://sdp45.blogspot.com/2009/10/1912-schrag.html
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    Extracts From the NP Field Engineer's Notes-Bassett Jct to Schrag: http://sdp45.blogspot.com/2010/05/extracts-from-np-field-engineers-notes_06.html
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    I've also got the right of way map for the completed part of the branch. It is huge and nearly impossible to digitize properly for inclusion here. One interesting note is that the "town" of Schrag was originally going to be called Remple. One of the maps has that name crossed out and Schrag...
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    Found one more that details the history of the line: http://sdp45.blogspot.com/2009/02/northern-pacific-ritzville-branch.html
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    I've also got 2 NP era crossbucks from this section. I don't know when they were replaced by modern metal signs, but the old ones were just left in the ditch.
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    Right of way between Ritzville and Schrag

    I've got hundreds of documents about this line I've just digitized and should get posted to my site hopefully in September. In the meantime, here are some transcripts of NP documents concerning the line: http://sdp45.blogspot.com/2008/10/across-central-washington-on-milwaukee.html ICC...
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    Tracks in the Snow 2012

    On my way to the event, I caught the CSCD in Wenatchee, a first for me.
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    Tracks in the Snow 2012

    Caught a baretable at Merritt before the mass snow hit.
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    Tracks in the Snow 2012

    I was standing right next to pmpete when he took his shot of Amtrak, and here is what I got.
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    Monte Holm locomotive movement

    Did anyone see it get wrapped?
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    Monte Holm locomotive movement

    Doug, The passenger car will be making the journey to Alaska after the first of the year.
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    Monte Holm locomotive movement

    One more, from 12-8-11:
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    Monte Holm locomotive movement

    You didn't imply it was yours at all. I understood that you came across it somehow and I was delighted you did!:D Here's another one from that day:




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