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Foothill Rails--Nevada Co Narrow Guage Maps & Photos
Maps & Photos

Colfax
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. & 2. views of the row for the NCNGRR as it approches town.
3. View leaving town taken from the new plaque shown in image 4. Long Ravine
1. 2. 3. 4.
1.-2. Looking across Rollins Lake from Rollins Lake Rd, remnants can be found of bridge supports during low water.
3. Same location looking towards Colfax. Right of way followed along what is now Glen Alder Rd.
4. A ways up Glen Alder near Norton Grade Rd, view looks back towards Rollins Lake.
5. 6. 7. 8.
9. 10.
5.-9. View along the right of way from Norton Grade Rd towards Colfax.
10. Topo map showing the locations of these photos.

Cut at Rollins Dam
1. 2. 3. 4.
On the "new" alignment, the narrow gauge crossed a tall steel bridge over the Bear River. The Rollins Lake dam was
built almost in the same spot. At the north end was a very large cut and it is still there. Photo 1 is taken from the
south end of the dam. The cut can be seen in the hill just to the left of the other end of the dam. Image 2 is a closer
view. Image 3 was taken within the cut showing how full of vegitation it is. Image 4 looks from the end of the cut and
what would be the beginning of the bridge across the Bear River to the south end of the dam.

Near Chicago Park
1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 6. 7.

1-3. The "new" alignment crossing Lower Colfax Rd. A piece of rail marks this spot.
4-5. Just up the road towards Grass Valley, the r-o-w crosses a driveway.
6. Immediately behind these trees is a cut from the "old" alignment. This is very near where
the two alignments come together.
7. Here is a topo map of the area. * indicates where photos were taken.

Nevada City/Grass Valley

1. 2. 3. 4.

1. This plaque in located on Railroad Ave in Nevada City.
2. Plaque located at the Northern Queen Inn's Nevada County Traction
on Railroad Ave, Nevada City.
3. The Passenger Entrance on Bennett Street in Grass Valley.
4. Looking back down the stairs from the yard level where the station stood.
5. 6. 7.

5. Looking out the entrance of Grass Valley Yard towards Colfax.
6. Opposite view of #5. This was once Grass Valley yard located at the
corner of Kidder and Bennett.
7. The back wall is all that remains of the Grass Valley railroad shops.
8. 9. 10.

8. Railroad Ave in Nevada City was once the right of way.
9. Another view further along Railroad Ave.
10. Right of way seen from Pittsburgh Ave, Nevada City.
11. 12. 13.

11. Right of way at "Town Talk". View towards Nevada City from Glenbrook Estates Ct.
12. Same location as photo 11 but facing opposite way towards Grass Valley.
13. Just across Old Tunnel Rd, the row can be picked up again heading for the old tunnel site.



    
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