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Camas Prairie Railroad, Second Subdivision, From Spalding in Nez Perce County, through Lewis C, Spalding, Nez Perce County, ID



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Item Title


Location
through Lewis C, Spalding, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ID-41
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Grangeville, Idaho County, ID.
Significance: It retains 6 of its original 7 tunnels and 44 of its more than 50 original bridges and trestles. These structures enabled the tracks to rise from a starting elevation of approximately 800' by the Clearwater River to a high point on the prairie of more than 3700'. The largest timber bridges and all of the tunnels are on the 12 miles between the Culdesac and the top of the grade at the edge of the Camas Prairie, climb close to 2,000; over a 3% grade.

Subjects
Transportation
Railroads


Related Names
Porter Brothers And Welch


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Bridge 1, view looking north at Milepost 1.88
Bridge 5, view looking north at Milepost 5.64
Bridge 6, view looking southeast at Milepost 6.24
Bridge 9, view looking southeast at Milepost 9.51
Bridge 12, view looking west at Milepost 12.79
Bridge 17, view looking south up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 17.14
Bridge 17, view looking south up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 17.14
Bridge 17, view looking east at Milepost 17.14. Rock Creek is in the foreground. The grade loops back north and climbs east up Rock Creek Canyon
Bridge 17, view looking south up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 17.14
Bridge 19, view looking north at Milepost 19.19. The bridge crosses over Highway 95.
Bridge 19, view looking southwest at Milepost 19.19. The bridge crosses over Highway 95.
Bridge 20, looking west at Milepost 20.003. The bridge crosses over Highway 95 and is at the south end of the reverse loop up Lapwai Canyon
Bridge 20-1, view looking north at Milepost 20.56. The ruling grade up Lapwai Canyon is three percent
Bridge 20-2, view looking north up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 20.85
Bridge 21, view looking north up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 21.07
Bridge 21, view looking north up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 21.07
Bridge 21-1, view looking north up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 21.16
Bridge 21-2, view looking north up Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 21.27
Bridge 21-2, view looking south in Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 21.27
Bridge 21-3, view looking southwest in Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 21.42
Bridge 21-3, view looking south in Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 21.42
Bridge 22, Halfmoon Trestle, view looking north in Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 22.13. This is the largest wooden trestle on the line at 684' in length and 141' high. It can be seen high on the east canyon wall from Highway 95
Bridge 22, Halfmoon Trestle, view looking north in Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 22.13
Bridge 22, Halfmoon Trestle, view looking south to the east portal of tunnel 3 at Milepost 22.13
Bridge 22, Halfmoon Trestle, view to the south with the east portal of tunnel 3 visible at Milepost 22.13
Bridge 22-1, view looking north in Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 22.35
Bridge 22-2, view looking south at Milepost 22.51. The railroad makes a reverse loop up Lapwai Valley seen beyond
Bridge 22-2, view looking north at Milepost 22.51
Bridge 22-4, view looking east up Rock Creek Canyon at Milepost 22.82
Bridge 22-3, view looking east up Rock Creek Canyon at Milepost 22.82. The line passes through tunnel 4 onto Bridge 22-3 and heads eastward up Rock Creek Canyon out onto the Camas Prairie
Bridge 23, view looking east in Rock Creek Canyon at Milepost 22.99
Bridge 23-1, view looking east at tunnel 5 in Rock Creek Canyon at Milepost 23.1
Bridge 23-2, view looking east in Rock Creek Canyon at Milepost 23.23
Bridge 30, view looking northwest at Milepost 30.86. The bridge is 586' long and 132' high
Bridge 30, view looking east at Milepost 30.86. The bridge is 586' long and 132' high
Bridge 30, view looking southeast at Milepost 30.86. The bridge is 586' long and 132' high
Bridge 30, view looking west at Milepost 30.86. The bridge is 586' long and 132' high
Bridge 33, view looking north at Milepost 33.01. The spans are leaning upgrade caused by loaded trains going downgrade
Bridge 34, view looking northeast at Milepost 34.31 in Craigmont. This is the only double track bridge on the line.
Bridge 35, view looking east at Milepost 35.75 on the Camas Prairie
Bridge 36, view looking west at Milepost 36.42
Bridge 37, view looking east at Milepost 37.1
Bridge 38, Lawyer Creek, view looking southeast at Milepost 38.07. The bridge is the largest bridge on the line and is 1520' long and 280' high
Bridge 38, Lawyer Creek, view looking north at Milepost 38.07. It is 1520' long and 280' high
Bridge 38, Lawyer Creek, view looking south at Milepost 38.07. It is 1520' long and 280' high
Bridge 38, Lawyer Creek, view looking west at Milepost 38.07. It is 1520' long and 280' high
Bridge 38, Lawyer Creek, view looking west at Milepost 38.07. It is 1520' long and 280' high
Bridge 38, Lawyer Creek, view looking west at Milepost 38.07. It is 1520' long and 280' high
Bridge 39, view looking southwest at Milepost 39.3. This bridge had been abandoned
Bridge 40, view looking southeast at Milepost 40.31
Bridge 40, view looking northwest at Milepost 40.31
Bridge 40, view looking northeast at Milepost 40.31, with old Highway 95 the spans are leaning upgrade due to loaded westbound traffic. The bridge is 493' long and 122' high
Bridge 40, detail, the spans are distorted upgrade from years of loaded westbound traffic traveling downgrade. Located at Milepost 40.31
Bridge 40, detailed view of bents from old Highway 95, at Milepost 40.31
Bridge 42, view looking east at Milepost 42.51 in Ferdinand
Bridge 43, view looking east at Milepost 43.75
Bridge 43, view looking west at Milepost 43.75
Bridge 44, view looking south at Milepost 44.61
Bridge 46, view looking north at Milepost 46.27
Bridge 44, view looking north at Milepost 44.61
Bridge 44, detailed view of steel cap, looking south. Bents 1 through 19 have steel caps. Bridge is at Milepost 44.61
Bridge 44, view looking north at Milepost 44.61
Bridge 46, view looking southwest at Milepost 46.27. It is 646' long and 86' high
Bridge 46, detail view looking south at Milepost 46.27. The spans are numbered
Bridge 46, view looking north at Milepost 46.27
Bridge 46, view looking north at Milepost 46.27
Bridge 46-1, view looking west at Milepost 46.84
Bridge 46-1, view looking south at Milepost 46.84
Bridge 47, view looking east at Milepost 47.003
Bridge 47, view looking east at Milepost 47.003
Bridge 48, view looking northwest at Milepost 48.63. The bridge is 641' long and 100' high
Bridge 48, view towards the east at Milepost 48.63
Bridge 48, view towards the south at Milepost 48.63
Bridge 48, view towards the east at Milepost 48.63
Bridge 50, Cottonwood at Milepost 50.66, view looking south. This bridge is 542' long, 51' high and passes through the center of Cottonwood
Bridge 50, Cottonwood, view looking south at Milepost 50.66
Bridge 50, Cottonwood, view looking south at Milepost 50.66
Bridge 50, Cottonwood, view looking north at Milepost 50.66
Bridge 50, Cottonwood, view looking north at Milepost 50.66
Bridge 51, view looking southeast at Milepost 51.89. The cattle underpass is the smallest bridge on the line
Bridge 52, view looking east at Milepost 52.29
Bridge 58, view looking north at Milepost 58.05
Bridge 66, Grangeville, view looking north at Milepost 66.1
Cottonwood Cemetery looking north, Bridge 48 is in the distance
Lapwai, from south of town looking south
Culdesac Yard, view looking east
Powerline Road Grade Crossing at Milepost 31
General view at Milepost 38 looking southeast, approaching Lawyer Creek Canyon
A view looking west to the former site of the Spaulding Depot by the switch in the distance at Milepost 0. The track in the foreground is a wye that connects with the line to Kamiah
A view in Lapwai Canyon at Milepost 18 of the grade cut through basalt
A view over Rock Creek Canyon off Bridge 23-2 looking north at Milepost 23.26
A view of the west switch at Fenn looking northwest
A view of Rock Creek Canyon looking northwest at Bridge 22-3 at Milepost 22.82
A view looking southeast over the Camas Prairie with Bridges 46-1 and 46-2 at Milepost 47
Culdesac, an overview looking northeast
A westbound view of the grain elevator at Jacques
Lapwai Canyon looking north with Bridges 22-1 and 22-2 in the distance. Bridge 19 ic crossing over Highway 95
Tunnel 1, east portal at Milepost 20.003 looking south. The tunnel is unlined and a semicircle at the end of the reverse loop employed to gain elevation
Tunnel 1, east portal looking south at Milepost 20.003
Tunnel 1, east portal looking east at Milepost 20.003
Tunnel 1, west portal looking east at Milepost 20.003
Tunnel 2, daylighted, a view looking south at Milepost 21.3
Tunnel 2, daylighted, a view looking north at Milepost 21.3
Tunnel 3, a view of the west portal looking north at Milepost 22. Wood has been shored up over the wooden portal to keep rocks from falling
Tunnel 3, a view of the west portal looking north at Milepost 22
Tunnel 3, a view of the east portal looking south at Milepost 22. The west side of Bridge 22 is right at the east portal
Tunnel 3, interior view at Milepost 22 looking north. The tunnel is lined with wood
Tunnel 4, west portal looking northeast at Milepost 22.8
Tunnel 4, east portal looking southwest at Milepost 22.8. The tunnel is unlined and continual rockfall is a problem
Tuneel 5, interior view, looking west at Milepost 23.15
Tunnel 5, view of the west portal, looking east at Milepost 23.15
Tunnel 5, view of the east portal, looking west at Milepost 23.15
Tunnel 5, interior detail showing the rock interior at Milepost 23.15
Tunnel 5, a view looking west at the east portal from Bridge 23-2 at Milepost 23.26
Tunnel 5, detail of the east portal showing how it is keeping the east end from collapsing. The view is looking up at Milepost 23.15
Tunnel 6, a view of the west portal looking east at approximately Milepost 24
Tunnel 6, a view of the east portal looking west at approximately Milepost 24
Tunnel 7, a view of the west portal looking north at approximately Milepost 24.5
Tunnel 7, a view of the east portal looking south at approximately Milepost 24.5. The tunnel is curved and portions are unlined, lined with wood and also concrete
Culvert, an east view of a wood lined cattle underpass at Milepost 38
Culvert at Milepost 49 looking east
Culvert, an east view of a cattle underpass at Milepost 50
Culvert, an east view of a cattle underpass at Milepost 54
Culvert, a north view of a cattle underpass at Milepost 61
Culvert, a south view of a cattle underpass at Milepost 65
Bridge 15, a view looking north at Milepost 15.61


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