1. Coal and water at Lurich
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Wed Oct 9 07:51:36 EDT 2019
These are always the kind of questions that help me remember the value of our Archives. A simple search for Lurich turned up a variety of drawings that help answer some of the questions here
That is from 1899 showing a storage shed at the west end of the sidings.
This one from November 1924 is less than perfect, but shows what I think is three tracks (two main) a siding and a small spur at Lurich.
This one is probably the best single reference of the lot, a track chart that was updated to 1950, with two main tracks, a station or house track and several smaller spurs in the vicinity of the shelter shed.
Thank all the dedicated volunteers who have been scanning and cataloging these drawings. Any are available for purchase.
> On Oct 8, 2019, at 10:31 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Hello to all the members here.
> The comment about additional eastbound power being added at Dry Branch was interesting. There was double track there from the trestle over the creek westbound for a mile or so (to where the section house and water tank were) until maybe the late fifties.
> Some older folks told us there were three tracks there "a long time ago". The right of way was definitely wide enough for that to have been true. Makes me wonder what all really was there back then. When I was a kid there was nothing left but the foundations.
> Vince Albert
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