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[Middle Fork] (3 views)
Western Pacific Railroad Company
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California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Plates in: [Pictures of the construction of the Western Pacific railroad] / Western Pacific Railroad Company, Vol. [1], pg. [14].
View 1. (2018-2140). Crossing of Middle Fork at Bidwell, 270. Shows abutments, house and tent on hill above. -- view 2. (2018-2141). Middle Fork bridge - completed. Shows truss (?) bridge, tent in background -- view 3 (2018-2142). Middle Fork bridge - during construction. Elevated view showing abutments, tent construction camps, building on hill, railroad crane.
Estate of Charles William Hendel ;
Western Pacific Railway Company organized in 1903 to build railroad from San Francisco through the Feather River Canyons to Salt Lake City. Railroad constructed up the Middle Fork of the Feather, cutting over to the North Fork of the Feather at Spring Garden Ranch (between the Middle Fork and Spanish Creek). Construction camps established along route, initially small camps supplied by pack mules to blaze trail to build wagon road; wagon road to be used for supplies and equipment for railroad construction.
Nonprojected graphic
3 photographic prints ; 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. and 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
Western Pacific Railroad Company--Photographs
Railroad construction & maintenance--California--Feather River Canyon
Railroad bridges--California--Feather River Canyon
Abutments--California--Feather River Canyon
Truss bridges--California--Feather River Canyon
Rivers--California--Feather River Canyon
Construction camps--California--Feather River Canyon
Tents--California--Feather River Canyon
Hoisting machinery
Feather River Canyon (Calif.)--Photographs
Feather River (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Feather River Canyon
Feather River Canyon (Calif.)
Feather River (Calif.)

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