Left: Scale natural Cedar timbers are used for retaining walls in
the Mine Loop for a great visual effect and holding the rocks
away from the track.
Four scratch-built natural cedar trestles have been placed under
the track on the double curve mainline loop to provide drainage
and a good visual effect. The abutments have also been made
from natural cedar.
Detail of the
Trestles and Bridges
Below left is the original site with no track laid. The grade of this side of the driveway was just right for a the
design and building of a long curved trestle. The image on the right shows the beginning of the "Thomas
Robert Fallen" Trestle (named for grandson and pronounced Fal-en, not fallen).
Prefabricated trestle supports on forming jig ready for
creosote and installation. Supports are made of cedar,
redwood slats and glue. An air nailer was used to
make construction much more simple. Supports were
then dip-stained to look like creosote.
section pre-made in
the garage and ready
Left: The supports
and timbers ready
for the construction
crew to place under
the track and
complete the trestle.
from 6 to 12 inches
high and are spaced
at 6 1/2 inches. The
retaining wall has
been added to give
a better effect at
the edge of the
Above and Right: The completed
"Thomas Robert Fallen" Trestle
(pronounced Fal-en, not fallen)
Below left: New 18 foot scratch built trestle to
level the "Prescott Canyon Mining Company"
Three images below show the new scratch built
bridges on the main line over the mine loop.
The bridges were constructed and installed on the
layout on 4/5/01 then on the morning of 4/10/01, woke
up to 2-3 inches of the white stuff covering the ground,
bridges and layout.
More snow pictures on the "Trains in the Snow" page.
The "Gordon R. Cedarleaf"
The right image shows the addition of a scratch built
covered bridge added to the PCSRR on July 21, 2001.
The Chief Financial Officer of the PCSRR suggested a
covered bridge be added to the system. So one was.
Below is a side view of the bridge.
Below right: Engine #177 the "Eric Warren" and short
passenger train testing the bridge. It's a popular
attraction for visitors and passengers alike.
During the June 2002 expansion of the PCSRR,
there were two places where the track crosses a
"Rock River" bed. The track had been supported
temporarily without bridges. Two bridges will
need to be constructed.
The bridges were finished and in place so the paint shop
could get their crew out early in the morning to beat the
At 9AM, Tuesday, August 6th. The crew had
the job done and trains were back on schedule.
The rest of the day saw trains running smoothly
right on schedule.
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