May 21, 2016

Odds and Ends

Avista is putting up these giant aluminum telephone poles that dwarf the large wood poles that were there on Sullivan Road
in the Spokane Valley.  Maybe Chuck Heimerdinger needs more power to run his HO scale Southern Pacific empire?
Returning to the scene of the crime, I saw a headlight coming east so I diverted to the north main (ex-NP) and got the sunlight in my favor as it was a morning shot. The south (new) main is behind me but this was the
original NP main line some 135 years ago.  I assume the rail has been replaced but the concrete must be original? Trent Avenue is in the background. We are in the Spokane Valley near Millwood, WA.
Speaking of old stuff how about this rusty set of rails? It is the original mainline for the Great Northern
just south of Hillyard where it headed south west and came into town along current Ruby and Division.
The other other remnant of this line now looks like an alley way. The current BNSF main drops down the
hill behind that tree in the background and old Hillyard would be where those silver tanks are in the distance.

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