St.Maries 102 crossing the Benewah Bridge 2001
St.Maries River Railroad GP9 #102 and GP9 #101 with 16 cars of finished lumber cross the Benewah Bridge in 2001.
St.Maries 102 Westbound on the Pedee Trestle
St.Maries GP9 102 leads a westbound train across Pedee Trestle. Pedee Trestle is a 13 span steel unballasted deck curved bridge, numbered EE 52 by the Milwaukee Road. From the middle of the Benewah Bridge to Plummer Jct is a 1% compensated grade. Just west of this bridge the Milwaukee had a 8186 foot siding which is still partially used by the St.Maries River Railroad MOW crews.
St.Maries 101 Approaching Plummer Jct.
This is a shot from the summer of 1994 with St.Maries GP9 #101 running long hood forward with a 14 car train approaching Plummer Jct, where they will set out these cars for interchange with the Union Pacific. The track to the left of the train is the former UP Wallace branch, which had been inactive for a couple of years at this time. The UP track was taken up in 1999 and is now part of the "Route of the Coeur d' Alenes" rails to trails path.
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