Thursday, November 27, 2014

1956 Olson Spur Topo Map

I've yet to determine just who this spur was named for, but it is long gone. The location today has been a wrecking yard for decades, so perhaps Olson was the name of the original wrecking yard.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

1956 Air Base Spur Topo Map

Built to serve the Army Air Force Base in Ephrata in the 1940s, it continues in service today with BNSF.

There is evidence of the connection to the spur having a switch in both directions, forming a wye here.


Monday, November 24, 2014

1912 Neppel

Map view from not too long after the line was opened, but long before the spur to the Air Force Base was considered.