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The SR&RL Then and Now #5 -- Perham Pit

January 17, 2016 04:41PM avatar
"Perham Pit" was the name given to the gravel bank near the bottom end of the Barnjum Branch of the SR&RL, just above Perham Junction. It was an important source of ballast and fill material for the railroad.

Photo from Two Feet Between the Rails (volume 2, page 61), looking down grade toward Perham Junction with Saddleback Mountain in the distance:

Same location on 10/12/2015:

There's still plenty of ballast available -- if only there were still a railroad to use it on.

-Philip Marshall

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2016 01:01AM by philip.marshall.
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