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Foothill Rails--Misc.--Newcastle,CA


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1. Transcontinental historical plaque placed on Main Street near grade crossing.
2. These two plymouths are owned by Dobbas Construction. Bldr #s 1380 and 1381.
History is ex Mercury Mining #1&2, nee Nevada Massachusetts Co #1&2,nee F Rolandi, nee California Construction #1&2.
History info thanks to Bob Lehmuth.

Central Pacific Right of Way
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This series of pics follows the Central Pacific right-of-way west from Main St around Laings Hill. The aerial image is marked to indicate where the photos are taken. All views are westward except the last one. Along this section there are still ties and rail visible in spots as noted in some of the images. This is from a Southern Pacific industrial spur,
not original transcontinental railroad stuff. (note: parking lot has been repaved, ties no longer visable)

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The above four images follow the CP right-of-way east from the I80 bridge around Chantry Hill. All views are eastward. The aerial is marked to indicate where the photos were taken.

The Boxcars Of Newcastle
There are or were many boxcars being used by various owners scattered around Newcastle.

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1.&2. A&A Stepping Stone briefly owned these two boxes but had them scrapped mid 2004.
3. Unknown owner. This is ex Southern Pacific #343249. Located on Laings Hill Rd.
4. Southern #41388 is privately owned and sits just off of Hwy 193. (note: gone from property as of 2-05)
5. Simpson & Simpson owns ex Cotton Belt #57061. (note: gone from property 2017 or 2018)
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6. Rushway owns this ex SP or SSW boxcar.
7.& 8. These two half boxcars are being used as boat sheds by Dobbas Const. Identities are UP #355221 and CNW #155562.
9. Gabe Mendez Inc is home to ex SSW #56634.

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