H/A Collection NCE Construction Book 1
Showing progress of construction on Keddie-Bieber line of Western Pacific Railroad.
Pictures taken during the first week in October 1930.
Miles shown in description are construction sections and approximate only. In description accompanying photographs the words “north” and “south” are used in the railroad sense only without respect to points of the compass. “North” is toward Bieber. “South” is toward Keddie.
Mile 3 Between Keddie and Indian Falls. Looking north toward south portal tunnel number three. Keddie-Indian Falls county road to right above power shovel. This road is to be widened in accordance with agreement with County authorities. 10-03-1930
Mile 3 Between Keddie and Indian Falls. Looking south toward Keddie from approximately same position shown in picture page 1. The Keddie-Indian Falls county road is shown to the left, and the new Feather River State Highway shown below at the right. The railroad grade lies approximately midway between the roads at this point. 10-03-1930
Mile 22 Between Greenville and Wolf Creek summit. Looking north showing crossing of Hollenbeck Loop and Highway. Engineering party cross-sectioning preliminary to constriction of highway underpass. 10-03-1930
Mile 24 Near Wolf Creek Summit. Looking south showing Sheep Camp Creek viaduct site. After construction had commenced decision was reached to eliminate tunnel ten just north of this creek and use the approximately 250,000 cubic yards of material removed in making this fill to replace the proposed viaduct at this site. See views in book 2. 10-04-1930
Mile 60 West of Bogard. Standard section bunk houses in use as resident engineers headquarters camp, adjacent to highway. These houses are mounted on heavy skids and will be moved to Bogard when the line is completed where they will form portion of proposed section units. 10-04-1930
Mile 88 Beaver Creek. Looking down Beaver Creek. The line crosses the creek approximately at right angles at point where man is standing with arms outstretched and on a 100-foot fill. Two corrugated iron culverts 72 in diameter will serve the drainage.