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Date: 05/02/05 21:02
Water columns, how many left?
Author: photobob

Are there any more water columns left standing on the UP? Heres the one that was located at Black Butte Ca. until Amtrak knocked it down a few years back.




Date: 05/02/05 21:35
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: bnsfbob

photobob Wrote:
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> Are there any more water columns left standing on
> the UP? Heres the one that was located at Black
> Butte Ca. until Amtrak knocked it down a few years
> back.

Nice shot Bob.

I'll be the first to tell you that the CORP derailed Amtrak which in turn took out the column. Bob



Date: 05/02/05 22:19
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: up421

There is a water column in Ogden, Utah at Union Station.

Believe that it was installed by the museum. It is hooked up to a water supply, so it does work.

up421



Date: 05/02/05 22:36
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: highgreengraphics

I was pleasantly surprised to find one intact still at the Proctor, MN roundhouse lead of DM&IR about four years ago, coexisting with repainted tunnel motors next to it, where once Yellowstones drank. I returned two years later, and it had been neatly removed, so I have to wonder if it ended up at the museum in Duluth, or somewhere else. - - - - - - - - - JLH



Date: 05/02/05 22:44
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: barrydraper

photobob Wrote:
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> Are there any more water columns left standing on
> the UP? Heres the one that was located at Black
> Butte Ca. until Amtrak knocked it down a few years
> back.

As I recall CORP gets at least half the credit for that little "opps".




Date: 05/02/05 23:48
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: mario_puzo

There is one on the Natron Cut-Off that is placed between the mainline and Cruzette siding. When I was leaning my head out the window, it seemed to appear out of nowhere and it gave me quite a rush! Along with the water column is an old SP-style water tank that still stands off in the forest, just off the mainline.



Date: 05/02/05 23:58
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: Jim700

mario_puzo Wrote:
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> There is one on the Natron Cut-Off that is placed
> between the mainline and Cruzette siding. When I
> was leaning my head out the window, it seemed to
> appear out of nowhere and it gave me quite a rush!
> Along with the water column is an old SP-style
> water tank that still stands off in the forest,
> just off the mainline.


I believe mario_puzo is probably referring to the water column between the main and the pass between MP 560 and MP 561 at Wicopee.



Date: 05/03/05 01:28
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: JohnSweetser

The California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento supposedly has the SP water column that was at Mt. Shasta (I was told this by a museum employee years ago. If true, the water column is probably stored somewhere out of sight).



Date: 05/03/05 02:11
Re: Water columns, how many left?
Author: Ed_Gyptian

JohnSweetser Wrote:
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> The California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento
> supposedly has the SP water column that was at Mt.
> Shasta (I was told this by a museum employee years
> ago. If true, the water column is probably stored
> somewhere out of sight).


What CSRM storing something cool out of site? They would never do something like that! ;)



Date: 05/03/05 07:16
Mt Shastas water column
Author: photobob

Heres the Mt Shasta water column in a photo I took back in 1960. I guess if this is the one the State Museum has we'll never see it again anyway.




Date: 05/03/05 09:28
Re: Mt Shastas water column
Author: sphogger

At least you can head for the grocery store and buy the same water that once flowed through that column. Imagine those steam engines running on Crystal Geyser...

sphogger



Date: 05/03/05 12:32
Re: Mt Shastas water column
Author: Yardmaster

The column on the Cascade line, at Wicopee, still stands, but this last winter, the supply line ruptured and is still bubbling up water from under ground. We used it several times to water the cars for the tunnel fire, so hopefully the leak will be repaired.

Yarrdog



Date: 05/05/05 11:08
Re: Mt Shastas water column
Author: KeyRouteKen

Ok-- Fact!!
If CORP and AMTRAK wiped out the Water Column at Black Butte, then they need to replace it (PRONTO)...

UPRR should INSIST upon it... It was their property and the other two outfits wrecked it!! So THERE!!

KRK



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