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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 12th, 1913

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Excavating the Fernley-Lassen railroad cut near the historic Railroad Depot on Richmond Road

Finish Grade Fernley to Susanville Branch
March 12, 1913

Track laying is now being rushed on Southern Pacific Line.

Complete work by May 1.

Average of two miles of track now being placed each day.

The Utah Construction company has completed its contract for the grading od the Southern Pacific branch line from Fernley to Susanville. A distance of 106 miles.

At present the Southern Pacific is rushing the work of laying rails with the expectation the road will be completed and ready for operation by May 1.

Twenty-eight teams are engaged in hauling ties and other materials in advance of the track layers. An average of two miles of track is being placed daily.

The order had been that the track layers should complete their work to the Western Pacific crossing by tomorrow, but from reports received here yesterday the crossing will not be reached before Wednesday. As it is the men are making a record for rapid work and the engineers are confident the road will be completed by May 1.

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One Response to LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 12th, 1913

  1. Sandra Stephens Frazier

    Sandra Stephens Frazier

    Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Good morning! My Grandfather was a boiler man out in Herlong in the late 1930’s! Thank you for posting this picture! He came from Colorado to HLV, where he had retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad.

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