I'm sure the railroad enthusiasts out there will find much to discuss in this stretch of track, bit the rest of us can try to figure out where this is. The cannery in the distance is hopefully a good clue.
This is an Earl Conser photograph, so it is circa 1900.
It is down there by Rooster Rock. That is Crown Point there to your right...
Charlott on 15th May 2017 @ 7:06am
Guess I should have said Crown Point in middle of picture.
charlott on 15th May 2017 @ 7:08am
Thanks to Charlott, I don't have to try and figure it out.
It makes you realize how much land fill went in, to build a freeway along the river. Before the railroad track, it doesn't look like there was even much room for a trail.
L.E. on 15th May 2017 @ 8:04am
Crown Point, Thor's heights at that time, and the Rooster Rock Cannery. The picture is taken from just east of the first tunnel which can still be entered for two hundred feet. The foundation for the cannery I keep cleared of blackberries each year. The RR by that time has graduated from hand hewn ties but still no tie plates ~
Kenn on 15th May 2017 @ 8:23am
Oh my gosh! Hand Hewn railroad ties? I just assumed railroad ties have always been milled. I have lived in a log cabin of hand hewn logs, formed by a broadaxe. I can't imagine putting that work into thousands of railroad ties.
I just finished watching an excellent PBS program "Brotherhood of the Broadaxe" about tie makers in the Wyoming mountains. It is 48 minutes long.
I am always learning something new here at HHR.
L.E. on 15th May 2017 @ 2:30pm
LE and group, I used the wrong wording about the ties. I meant the early ones were axe cut on the ends not hand hewn ties. These are late enough to be saw cut on the ends but early enough to not have tie plates.
Kenn on 15th May 2017 @ 5:05pm
I have seen hand hewn ties that I believe dated from the Great Depression.
Longshot on 16th May 2017 @ 2:49am