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Date: 06/10/19 16:49
2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: MartyBernard

The back side of this photo from Ken Shattock says, "West Side Lbr #14 #8 Belu Siding 7-22-58  Steve Kistler".  

I assume Steve Kistler is the photographer.  The name of siding "Belu" is the best I could make out from Kistler's hand writing. [EDIT] Baker siding, about a mile east of Tuolumne..

The West Side Lumber Company railway was the last of the 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge logging railroads operating in the American west. Wikipedia has an entry at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Lumber_Company_railway


Enjoy,
Marty Bernard



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/19 21:03 by MartyBernard.




Date: 06/10/19 18:06
Re: 2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: billmeeker

Cool photo!  But I checked Mallory Hope Ferrell's book West Side Pictorial and there is no reference to a siding named "Belu" or anything close to it.

 



Date: 06/10/19 19:23
Re: 2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: lynnpowell

Should be Baker Siding, a mile-and-a-half out of Tuolumne.



Date: 06/10/19 19:24
Re: 2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: WAF

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> Should be Baker Siding, a mile-and-a-half out of
> Tuolumne.

Agree



Date: 06/10/19 20:20
Re: 2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: callum_out

Noted by the fact that the track is actually straight and not hung off the edge of a cliff.

Out



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/19 21:25 by callum_out.



Date: 06/10/19 20:50
Re: 2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: SierraRail

Stan Kistler photo at Baker siding, about a mile east of Tuolumne.



Date: 06/10/19 21:28
Re: 2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: callum_out

Looks busy yet it's less than two years from the end of operations, great picture of one of the few areas
where straight and flat were found in the same picture.

Out



Date: 06/11/19 00:01
Re: 2 West Side Lumber Company Shays, 1958
Author: Railfan4Christ

That is one fine Stan Kistler photo!

Tom



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