Below, another flag at milepost
255. This view is through the
stop was a dropoff of 2 couples at Sherman. The story I got is
that the first person who built a cabin in a wilderness area became the
mayor. At Sherman, the cabin is painted with large letters
visible which say "Sherman City Hall." The owner of this cabin,
Clyde Lovell, had loaned his cabin to a family member. The family
member offered to do some work on the cabin and Clyde suggested
the exterior. Since this cabin was the original cabin in the
area, it became "Sherman City Hall." It even has its own
depot. Mary Lovell has written a book, "First in the Area" which
was available on the train.
Below left, Mary Lovell watching the
Hurricane Turn train leave.
After dropping off the Lovell's and
their friends, we continued about 12 minutes to the next flag stop
where 3 people boarded.
The next major river crossing was
Creek, milepost 264.1. At this point, 3 people unloaded with
Under way again, we approached a
location where I
had spent one week at in 2001. Indian River, milepost 266.7 and
upstream several miles, is well known for good fishing. I had
hooked into at least one King Salmon, rainbow trout, and dolly
varden. This area is a favorite for silver salmon in late July
and August. On the Hurricane Turn, one can be dropped off for
several hours of fishing and get picked up the same afternoon.
The track crosses Indian River again at milepost 269.2. I recall
walking along these stretches for fishing and visiting nieghbors in
nearby cabins. My friend is very interested in preserving the
fishing in this area and made me smash the barbs off my hooks.
All fish that I caught, I released. The track parallels Indian
River for a mile or so through a canyon. If one is off the train
in the milepost 267 area, you can hear southbound locomotive
reverberate through this canyon indicating their arrival in the near