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Date: 06/10/21 13:23
When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: Copy19

I took this series shots of a westbound SP freight entering the snowsheds at Norden, CA, I think in 1962 as that is the year I bought my first car, a 1958 Chevy Bel Air.  However in researchlng the fire there, I see references to 1961.  I understand that the 1961 fire burned a portion of the sheds.  I don't see any fire damage in my shots.  The fourth picture shows, I think, that the portion over the turntable is still intact.  Can anybody help me on the sequence of fires and dates?

JB - Omaha



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Date: 06/10/21 13:24
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: Copy19

Here is number 4:
 




Date: 06/10/21 13:48
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: photobob

November 14, 1961. I believe the sheds in your photo survived. Anything west of the turntable bit the dust.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



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Date: 06/10/21 14:09
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: photobob

Here's a couple I shots I took at Norden a couple of weeks after the fire. Looking across the turntable towards the station and looking out of the shed towards the depot.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography






Date: 06/10/21 14:29
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: BoilingMan

Your first photos were taken from the hill on the right, above the entrance of this first shed.
Then you moved back to about opposite where the second shed on the left began.  All the sheds in the foreground of your photo (just east of the turntable)  had been removed by the time I shot this in the winter of 1984-85.
SR




Date: 06/10/21 14:44
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: WAF

In #4, those sheds on the Number 1 track were tore out that same year by order of D.J. Russell on an inspection trip with R.D.Spence who was Sacramento Div Super. What burned down became concrete



Date: 06/10/21 15:40
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: Copy19

Ok guys.  I am comfortable with my 1962 date.  I have a set of Blue Canon 1962 coming up.  Tnx.

JB - Omaha

(Dates corrected 6/11/21)



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Date: 06/10/21 16:17
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: smf2mry

BoilingMan Wrote:
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> Your first photos were taken from the hill on the
> right, above the entrance of this first shed.
> Then you moved back to about opposite where the
> second shed on the left began.  All the sheds in
> the foreground of your photo (just east of the
> turntable)  had been removed by the time I shot
> this in the winter of 1984-85.
> SR

Looks like one of your earliest drone shots  : )



Date: 06/10/21 17:05
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: WAF

Copy19 Wrote:
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> Ok guys.  I am comfortable with my 1982 date.  I
> have a set of Blue Canon 1982 coming up.  Tnx.
>
> JB - Omaha

1962?



Date: 06/10/21 17:58
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: Copy19

Yes, I meant 1962. 🤭

JB - Omaha



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Date: 06/11/21 09:14
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: WP-M2051

WAF Wrote:
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> In #4, those sheds on the Number 1 track were tore
> out that same year by order of D.J. Russell on an
> inspection trip with R.D.Spence who was Sacramento
> Div Super. What burned down became concrete

Always micromanaging.



Date: 06/11/21 14:11
Re: When did the Norden snowsheds burn?
Author: WAF

WP-M2051 Wrote:
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> WAF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > In #4, those sheds on the Number 1 track were
> tore
> > out that same year by order of D.J. Russell on
> an
> > inspection trip with R.D.Spence who was
> Sacramento
> > Div Super. What burned down became concrete
>
> Always micromanaging.
That was DJR. RLK did the same when he got to VPO. Told everyone how to run their yard



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