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RR Commissioners Inspection - 1887

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    The report for 1887. Walt RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS INSPECTION A further improvement in the maintenance of this property is noted since the inspection of 1885.
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      The report for 1887. Walt

      RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS INSPECTION

      A further improvement in the maintenance of this property is noted
      since the inspection of 1885. Several miles of additional steel rails
      have been laid, and the whole is in good condition. All of the truss
      bridges and small openings were carefully examined. The Queen truss
      at Fonda is to be replaced with an iron structure. The present bridge
      is yet in fair life of timber. The deck riveted lattice over
      Cayadutta Creek remains as before except the bridge seats have been
      repaired as much as possible without entirely rebuilding the
      abutments. The other trusses are as before reported. All of the
      smaller openings have now a good floor system, with rolled iron
      beams, or T rails for girders. The pile and trestle bridges at north
      end of road have been renewed where necessary and all are now in good
      order. Some of the plate girders should be repainted. The roadway is
      cleanly kept, weeds and brush cut, and the fencing has been put in
      general good condition, 4 strands of wire fence being used in
      renewals. Some of the slopes of cuttings are troublesome, and where
      slides have occurred reditching is necessary. The sleepers are
      generally in good life, 7,000 being used in renewals this year. A
      more workmanlike surface and line of superstructure is noticeable,
      and the ballasting of track has been improved at a number of points.
      Point switches are being substituted for the stub switch rail. Each
      of the depots were inspected, and all found cleanly kept and in fair
      order. At Johnstown a brick station building is contemplated, which
      is desirable. As a whole the road is in commendable order. Additions
      have been made to the equipment, and while the passenger coaches are
      not of the latest design, they are kept in good order and wholesome
      condition.
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