Peace And Quiet
I imagine that it was quite a racket when the trains passed over the trestle behind this old farmhouse. The tracks are now abandoned, but so is the house....
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Some sort of old loading platform for the abandoned railroad.
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Canola fields provide such a vivid contrast to the green grasses on the prairie.
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Wild Camas Flowers
The flowers that our prairie gets its name from. The Native Americans used to dig the bulbs for food. Now, we mostly just enjoy the beauty, but I did try some of them cooked. They were ok, but I am not sure they are worth the effort.
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This trestle goes right through Cottonwood Idaho.
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A small culvert outside of Cottonwood Idaho.
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The remnants of the tracks on the trestle in Cottonwood Idaho.
Cottonwood Industrial Area
I love these old switches. The rust, the history, that railroad feeling they give you.
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The Cottonwood Trestle From the Street
Bridge 50 .
I didn't ride the atv over this one, but that gave me the opportunity to get this shot.
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Camas Prairie Farmland
This is taken from the train trestle. This beautiful view is common around the Camas Prairie, but so uncommon.
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This awesome trestle is viewable from Hwy 95 and also Substation Rd just outside of Cottonwood.
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The trestle over Substation Rd near Cottonwood Idaho.
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Over a county road. This trestle is 327 feet long and 57 feet high.
This trestle goes over a farm access road and a small stream. It is 646 feet long and 86 feet high.
Look Into My Eyes
Wow, what a set of eyes on this little guy. It was sitting next to the track on the other side of a trestle and really didn't mind me too much. When I got up next to it, it took off.
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What Do You Want?
This one is 413 feet long and 62 feet high. Just prior to coming up to this bridge, a farmer told me that they drive small tractors over them. That made me feel a little safer about my atv.
The Trees Are Taking Over
Nature is slowly taking back this line. Bridge 44 is 413 feet long and 62 feet high.
This trestle over a county road near Ferdinand is 185 feet long and 32 feet high.
This culvert bridge goes over the Main Street for Ferdinand Idaho.
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The quiet little town of Ferdinand, Idaho.
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Bridge 42 From Below
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Bridge 46 From The Road
It gives you a whole new perspective looking up at these trestles.
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Leading To The Line
A country road leading up to bridges 46.1 and 47 on the Camas Prairie Railroad.
Stock Creek School
I have driven by this beautiful relic a few times but I just noticed the sign saying that it was Stock Creek School. These rural one-room schoolhouses are so interesting to me.
End Of The Line
In Grangeville Idaho, the Camas Prairie Railroad has only some little side spurs left.
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So this bridge was out. I had to go around.
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I did not try walking on there.
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This shows the Winchester Grade on HWY 95 in Idaho facing south. Up the mountain in the background you can see one of the many wooden railroad bridges along the Highway.
From Winchester Grade
Camas Prairie Railroad
One of the many old bridges along the Camas Prairie Railroad.