The railroad crosses Lake Britton at
MP B50.with a
beautiful single track trestle, seen in the movie "Stand by Me."
A motorcar breakdown behind us caused a long stop at the trestle where
interesting sights were available.
The rail used here is definitely vintage material even though the
Burney branch was built in the 1950's. One can read
"Colorado 1913" on the far rail and "Carnegie 1905" on the near
rail. Many different branch lines were built and later
removed. The rail was later used to build new branch lines.
Some of the car owners and friends
wandered over to check out the Lake Britton trestle. One young
lady maned Kelsey walked the trail under the abutment and returned to
let me know that there was
artwork below. I checked it out and liked it enough to photograph
it and name her the "Abutment Queen". She is made up of
various materials including torn up playing cards, poker chips,
pennies, jigsaw puzzle pieces, bottle caps, and yellow road reflector
Eventually, cars started arriving and
a shot of one
above me on the bridge was attempted. The brokedown cars were
left at MP 41 at 10:15 AM and the operators dispersed onto other
motorcars. Slowly the motorcars trickled over the bridge one by
one. To view all photographs of motorcars on this trestle,
After the obligatory motorcars on the
bridge shots, we again
made way toward Curtis, MP B34.0.