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Foothill Rails--Misc.--Swayne Lumber Co
Swayne Lumber Co

The Mill Site

Panoramic view of the Swayne Mill site looking west from the ex Southern Pacific line.

1. 2. 3. 4.
1.-4. Closer views of the mill site taken from the ex Western Pacific right of way.
Combination aerial view and topo map of the mill site.

Along the Right of Way
At Ward Avenue the right of way is visible. The first two images look towards town with the last looking towards the woods.
The line then runs behind the homes along Bessie Lane. The first image looks back towards town. The next two look towards the woods.
1. 2. 3. 4.
A short portion of the Swayne Lumber Co right of way near the Oroville Dam has been cleared as a multipurpose trail.
This trail starts at the lower dam overlook on Oro Dam Blvd, photo 1. Photo 2 looks back across towards the dam. In the
trees on the far side of the parking lot may be a few more feet of right of way. Image 3 is part way up the trail at an
intersection with another trail. Photo 4 looks back towards the dam from this same spot.
5. 6. 7. 8.
Photo 5 picks up where photo 3 left off heading towards town. At location 6, the right of way leaves the trail and heads
through the brush. Image 7 looks back from this spot through a shallow cut. 8 continues on.
9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
At image 9, the penstock comes into view. 10 and 11 are taken from atop the penstock with 10 looking towards town.
At this point the right of way becomes impassable. 11 looks back toward the dam. 12 and 13 are maps of this section.

For more related photos check out my Oroville photo page, or my Swayne Lumber and Butte & Plumas locomotive rosters.
5. Former West Side/Swayne Lumber caboose #1 at NCNGTM in Nevada City,CA.

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