|One of the finished trusses temporarily mounted on the piers. The finished bridge will be assembled on the layout.|
|Built in 1885, the wood structure lasted until the late 1890s. This view looks|
south into Oakdale
|Each bay of the bridge had five tension rods at the joint. Mine were made from .015 inch music wire. Grandt Line NBW|
castings cored .020 inches were used for the nuts at either end of the tension rod.
|Ten boxcars await paint. The prototype of these cars was built to handle trade for the California Fast Freight Line, a traffic|
expediter arrangement between the Central Pacific, SP, Union Pacific, C&NW and Rock Island.