St Maries River Railroad - Bovill
Today is the final day (July, 2) ofthe Tour for me, so it was with some sadness that the daystarted.
I had been having such a great time that the threeweeks had flown and it was time to head home.
I joined John in his gang car for the start of theday, as I wanted to enjoy this last day. I was notdissapointed.
This line is still an active timber carrier,although as with so many other lines we had travelled, changes in thelumber industry have seen some mills close and therefore some of thetraffic on the line reduce.
This line follows the St Maries river upstream toBovill, a small hamlet. (I recommend the local grocers hamburgers).It has a section of 2.5% grade, but otherwise appears to manage aconstant 1% climb.
The Clydes invited me to ride with them in the"John Henry", kindly allowing me to take them from Fernwood toSherwin. I didn't quite pass Bonnies' Driving Test, as I keptspilling her drink.
To finish off the tour, Ted kindly allowed me tobring his M9 home. The ride home was shared with Don Borden, who isnow bitten by the "Two Stroke Bug".
Bonnie and Clyde Andrews "John Henry". Before I got to take it fora spin!
This car carries the worlds finest watermelon - worth the tripjust for it.
Riding up the Valley with John
Oneof the sidings holding log waggons
The Frosts MT14
What I can best identify as Pedee Trestle
Looking upstream of the St Maries River from the Pedee Trestle
The "time to get going" sound for this trip was Chris' ST2. Thereis nothing like the haze!
Potty Break at Fernwood
John and Carl at the Pedee Trestle Stop on the way back
Don Borden and me, on Ted Hoehiesels M9 - What a hoot!
When we arrived back at St. Maries, the train was ready to meetus. A quick yard shuffle and we were clear.
And so ended three fantastic weeks.
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