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McCloud Rails - Scrapping at Young Spur

Salvage Operations at Young Spur

In 1922 a group of mostly Swedish track laborers started construction of a new line running from a point named Young Spur northeast to Hambone. A short remnant of the original mainline remained in place for several decades. The pictures below date from 14 October 2008. All are by Jeff Moore.

View looking north. The original mainline north towards Harris Mountain and the Medicine Lake Highlands area continued on through the thicket of trees to the left, with the most recent mainline heading towards Hambone and Lookout Junction curving off to the right.

Looking northeast towards Hambone.

Looking south towards Bartle.

The grade of the original mainline eighty years after it last saw a train. Will the rest of the grade being abandoned today look like this in the future?