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Re: Yet another what and where?
Posted by: J.B.Bane (IP Logged)
Date: February 03, 2012 07:47PM

Taylor has it right. I thought I might even stump him for a little bit. Here are a few more photos from the same site. The concrete dam is some distance up the creek bottom from the water tank and was the water source. The piece of rusted screen is near the dam and was probably used to filter the water flowing down a small wood stave pipe to the water tank. All that is left of the wood pipe is the wire that wrapped around it. Perhaps the wood line was consumed by a wild land fire in decades past. McCoy siding is down grade below the water tank and was frequently used as a meeting point for trains. There is evidence of a siding at the water tank, but it does not show up on any ROW maps I have seen, so was perhaps abandoned in favor of a longer siding early on in the life of the railroad. In the first photo in this set you can just see a glimpse of my green pick up through the pine tree. The day we took these photos, a very quick moving thunder storm came up unexpectedly with lighting strikes hitting around us on the higher ridges. We sprinted back to the truck just in time to avoid an accompanying cloud burst.
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2012 03:29PM by J.B.Bane.



Subject Written By Posted
  Yet another what and where? J.B.Bane 02/03/2012 02:26PM
  Re: Yet another what and where? Jeff Ramsey 02/03/2012 03:12PM
  Re: Yet another what and where? Taylor Rush 02/03/2012 05:14PM
  Re: Yet another what and where? J.B.Bane 02/03/2012 07:47PM
  Re: Yet another what and where? J.B.Bane 02/03/2012 07:55PM
  Re: Yet another what and where? South Park 02/04/2012 06:04AM
  Re: Yet another what and where? J.B.Bane 02/04/2012 10:17AM
  Re: Yet another what and where? Stewart Rhine 02/04/2012 03:13PM


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