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  1. Truckee Helper

    Truckee Helper

    Having just pushed a wb through the big hole aka T#41, the helper prepares to go east. The wooden snowshed would be replaced by concrete in 1998.
  2. Cool in the snowshed

    Cool in the snowshed

    A group of attendees at "GN days - Skykomish" on 8/14/2010 escapes the August heat inside of the snowshed at Wellington WA. This shed was constructed in summer/fall 1910 after the disastrous and deadly avalanche hit Wellington on 3/1/1910. This line was abandoned by the Great...
  3. Norden Turntable

    Norden Turntable

    The covered turntable at Norden only lasted to 1993 because it was more expensive to knock down than to maintain. It was last used to turn engines and MoW (snow removal)in the early 1980s. By 1984, the roof was in danger of collapsing and was susquently reinforced by giant timber beams. The...
  4. Better Days at Tunnel Six

    Better Days at Tunnel Six

    SP 9254 and a "buddy" power the Truckee work train at Tunnel 6 and the original summit tunnel of Donner Summit. This train is actually backing up to go east to Truckee via #1 track. It had just finished picking up tie plates and spikes using a burro crane. Of course, SP-VP Moyer...




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