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Foothill Rails--AMC Maps and Photos


Maps

1:150,000 Scale Topo map
Ione street map
Martell street map

Photos

The Locomotives
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. #2 in her later life as Metropolitan Redwood Lumber #2. (Marc Reusser Collection)
2. #5 at Ione,CA. (Yesteryear Depot Collection)
3. Another shot of #5 at Ione,CA in the 1930's. (Yesteryear Depot Collection)
4. #7 resting at Martell,CA. (Marc Reusser Collection)
5. 6. 7. 8.
5. #7 just after retirement at Martell in the 50's. (John Barnhill Collection)
6.-8. #7 was donated to Ione,CA and placed on display. First image dates 11-5-00. Other two date 9-01.
9. 10. 11. 12.
9. 1951 image of #8 at Martell,CA. (John Barnhill Collection)
10. 44Ton centercab #8 at Ione,CA Nov. 10, 1969. (John Barnhill Collection)
11. 2-6-2 #9:1 was later Kettle Moraine Scenic #9. (Grant Vogel image)
12. Aug. 18, 1996 finds Baldwin S-12 #9:2 at Martell,CA.
13. 14. 15. 16.
13. A second shot from May 04, 1970 of #9:2 at Martell,CA. (John Barnhill Collection)
14. #9:2 again at Martell,CA. (John Barnhill Collection)
15.-16. April of 2007 saw #9:2 under the scrapping torch. These shots are from May 13, 2007.
17. 18. 19. 20.
17. Baldwin #10 in her previous life as Southern Pacific #2121. (Jeff Black Collection)
18. #10 in primer before receiving her AMC paint. Martell,CA 7-18-77. (John Barnhill Collection)
19. #10 at Martell,CA in 1997. (Jeff Black image)
20. #10 at Martell,CA in 1996.
21. 22. 23. 24.
21-22. #10 was later reincarnated as Amador Foothills #10. Seen at Ione,CA March 01, 2000 (Dave Epling image)
23. #11 on a return run to Martell,CA. Seen crossing Hwy 88. Date, 1996.
24. #11 getting ready to switch the mill at Martell,CA. Same day a previous photo.
25. 26. 27. 28.
25. Here we see #11 at the Union Pacific yard in Roseville during Nov. 1997. (Duane Simmons image)
26. Another shot of #11 in Roseville. (Jeff Black image)
27. SW1200 #11 started life as Ashley Drew & Northern #178. Crossett,AR 7-30-75. (John Barnhill Collection)
28. Later she was renumber to ADN #1208 before coming to the AMC. Fordyce,AR 10-22-82. (John Barnhill Collection)
29. 30. 31. 32.
29. SW9 #12 began her life as Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #12. Monroe,LA 4-4-85. (John Barnhill Collection)
30. #12 tucked away in the engine house at Martell,CA 1996.
31. On her way to the Quincy Railroad's Susanville operations. #12 is seen here in Roseville,CA May 1997. (Jeff Black image)
32. In service and relettered as QRR #12. Susanville,CA 2-5-03. (Dave Leland image)
33. 34. 35. 36.
33-34. When the Susanville ops shut down, #12 was stored servicable at the WPRM in Portola,CA. Seen May 28, 2005.
35. #12 was eventually restored to service at the QRR's Quincy operations. Quincy,CA 9-27-08.
36. Amador Foothills #10 sits out of service at Ione awaiting her next home. July 28, 2008.
37. 38.
37. AMC #11 as Quincy RR #5 in Quincy,CA on 06-18-11.
38. #9:1 in her previous life as Yreka Western #9. (John Barnhill Collection)

Boxcars
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. Side-Slider #502 seen at W.Colton,CA. 2-06-77 (Ron Hawkins image)
2. Another Side-Slider, #516 (John Barnhill Collection)
3. 50' double door boxcar #1001, W.Sacramento,CA. 1-15-06.
4. Amador Central boxcars traveled all over the country. Here's #1017 at Shreveport,LA 10-21-06. (Bryce Dennny image)
5. 6. 7. 8.
5. #1019 at Cajon,CA. (Nathan D Holmes image)
6. #1026, Alorton,IL. 10-29-06. (Keith Belk image)
7. #1033, Shreveport,LA. 8-30-06. (Bryce Denny image)
8. #1035, Shreveport,LA. 8-27-06. (Bryce Denny image)
9. 10. 11. 12.
9. #1037, Eola,IL. 7-7-06. (Doug Stark image)
10. #1039, Roseville,CA. 6-02-05
11. #1049. Note the full lettering. (John Barnhill Collection)
12. #1051, Newark,CA. 4-18-04. (Rob Sarberenyi image)
13. 14. 15. 16.
13. #1059, Muncie,IN. 4-22-07. (Jason Smith image)
14. #1060 with full lettering. Oct. 1987. (Chris Kinoshita image)
15. #1060 with just stencils. Roseville,CA. 11-12-05
16. #1065, Shreveport,LA. 9-23-06. (Bryce Denny image)

Martell
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. The Martell depot on June 30, 1964. (John Barnhill Collection)
2. Contemporary photo of Martell depot. October 2001.
3. Partially collapsed freight portion of depot. May 13, 2007
4. Abandoned turntable at Martell, June 30, 1964. Rails to turntable have been removed. (John Barnhill Collection)
5. 6. 7. 8.

5. An October 2001 shot of the empty turntable pit.
6. Original Engine house at Martell, Oct. 2001. Note, roof has been reconstructed 90 degrees from original after a collapse.
7. Side view of old engine house taken Nov. 21, 2009, note the rails have been removed.
8. A more modern engine house at Martell was employed later. Seen here in October of 2001.
9. 10. 11. 12.
9. Veiw of the Martell yard taken May 13, 2007.
10. A switchstand in the Martell yard. June 30, 1964. (John Barnhill Collection)
11. Track crew work car sits just outside the mill gate. June 30, 1964. (John Barnhill Collection)
12. Amador Foothills Highrail truck inside the enginehouse at Martell. May 13, 2007.

Rails Removed
1. 2. 3. 4.
1.-4. During Sept and Oct of 2009 the rails were removed from Martell to the Hwy 88 crossing.
5. 6.
5. August 2012 saw the razing of the depot. Only a bare patch of soil is left.
6. Google Earth aerial image of Martell.

Along The Line
1. 2. 3.
1.-3. Just west of the old SPI mill site the line passes through a partially built business park.
Image number 3 is a plaque placed here about the railroad.

4. 5. 6.
4. Hwy 88 grade Xing at Martell,CA 5-13-07.
5. Hwy 88 bridge 5-13-07
6. Xing near Ione,CA 5-13-07

Ione
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. The school ballfield next to the interchange at Ione once held a roundhouse, turntable and shop buildings. Photo taken from
approximate location of roundhouse with turntable approximately where the dugout sits. Shops sat just beyond.
2. Location at the wye of the water tank and sanding towers. The Amador Central depot sat just across the rails.
3.-4. Collection pond and pump site to supply water to the water tank.
5. 6. 7.
5. Yard and interchange at Ione,CA 5-13-07
6.-7. The Southern Pacific depot at Ione. 5-13-07.
8. 9. 10.
8. The old wye at Ione is being restored. 9-07.
9.-10. These Nov. 2009 images show the rail replaced on the west leg of the wye. Much work still needs to be done.
11.
11. Google Earth aerial image of Ione.

The Brick Plant
The brick plant at Ione was once a major shipper along the Amador Central. Here are some shots of the
remains including where the spur left the mainline and the brick carts once used within the plant.
Locomotive #334 was assigned as plant switcher here for a time.

More
19. 20. 21. 22.
19. Ione & Eastern ticket stub. Note the Amador Central stamp over the railroad name. (John Barnhill Collection)
20. Ione & Eastern ticket stamped in Sutter Creek in 1907. Note the "L" shaped punches. (John Barnhill Collection)
21. 1926 Amador Central stub. (John Barnhill Collection)
22. An Amador Central freight bill from 1911. (John Barnhill Collection)

Newspaper Clippings

Articles of Incorporation Filed (Amador Ledger Jan. 05, 1900)


   
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