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Date: 05/14/19 21:57
Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: photobob

Here's a shot I took of a WP train in the Feather River Canyon in the late 1960's  but I have no idea of the location.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography




Date: 05/14/19 22:15
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: billmeeker

Westbound between Poe and Pulga.  This area was charred by the recent "Camp Fire" that obliterated the town of Paradise.



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Date: 05/15/19 07:14
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: icancmp193

Yes on between Poe and Pulga but I think the bridge has been gone for some years.

TJY



Date: 05/15/19 07:50
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: Railbaron

To go one step further, what was that road and bridge for? What did it give access to? In this photo there appears to be a building, maybe a mine or something. 

I am not intimately familiar with the FRC and I have seen this location but I don't remember outside access to that side of the river and that bridge. Was there outside access at one time?
 



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Date: 05/15/19 08:32
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: trackplanner

Looks like lots of material was dumped over the side to the river there.



Date: 05/15/19 08:39
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: trainjunkie

Bridge abutments are still there. Haven't been there for awhile but I believe that is a westbound exiting Tunnel 9 before reaching Poe. There is an abandoned vehicle bridge below this point that crosses the river that uses (what I was told is) a former turntable bridge as the approach span. I've always wondered if that was true (sure looks like one) and if so, where did it come from?

https://goo.gl/maps/4NqXg4M7gdrHr8Ev5



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Date: 05/15/19 10:59
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: TAW

Railbaron Wrote:
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> To go one step further, what was that road and
> bridge for? What did it give access to? In this
> photo there appears to be a building, maybe a mine
> or something. 
>
> I am not intimately familiar with the FRC and I
> have seen this location but I don't remember
> outside access to that side of the river and that
> bridge. Was there outside access at one time?

It looks like a construction access point for the Poe dam diversion tunnel. 

TAW




Date: 05/15/19 11:41
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: trainjunkie

TAW Wrote:
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> It looks like a construction access point for the
> Poe dam diversion tunnel. 

Thanks for the survey map Tom, that's correct. Exiting tunnel 9. 



Date: 05/15/19 12:21
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: Chico43

Bardee's Bar! That sounds like a good place to stop and go to beans......



Date: 05/16/19 06:37
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: RRTom

Looks like the road dead-ends in the photo but if it followed the route on the USGS map, it would go through the concrete tunnel-like thing.



Date: 05/16/19 20:59
Re: Whats this location in the Feather River Canyon?
Author: mococomike

I think most of the dirt in the foreground came out of the tunnel.



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