Curtiss Lumber Company 1905-1910
Created 2/1/06
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AKA Hammond Lumber Company 1910-1934
AKA Mill City Manufacturing Company 1934-1947
Unknown cement foundation at the camp along Rock Creek (6/1/01)
An old logger's boot was found on the east, or uphill side of the mainline. (6/1/01
Here are some intact paneling at on the west side of the mainline through camp. (6/1/01)
This pile of dishware was found downhill and towards the creek from the west side of the mainline
through the camp at Rock Creek. (6/1/01)
Here is a pile of broken cups at the camp at Rock Creek. There were other piles of tins that lay nearby
as well. (6/1/01)
Although difficult to see, this is the collapsed remains of the coal bunker at the camp along Rock Creek.
The bottom part of the posts were still in place, as was the coal that was left there. It is the black stuff
towards the back of the picture. This was on the east side of the mainline. (6/1/01)
Here is the only standing remains of the trestle across Rock Creek at the camp. These are on the
north side of the creek. (6/1/01)
Here are the same standing trestle remains on the north side of the creek. (6/1/01)
This obviously cut rail was found laying beside the grade about a couple dozen feet west of the trestle
across Rock Creek. (6/1/01)
I don't know exactly what this is, but it looks like a ventilation stack that would go on top of a camp car. It
was found on a section of grade that is intact on the north side of Rock Creek just before the first trestle
on that side of the creek from the Rock Creek trestle. (6/1/01)
These are some of the few pilings of the first trestle on the north side of Rock Creek that are still
standing. (6/1/01)
This piling is all that remains of the mainline along North Rock Creek Road about a mile west of the
junction with South Rock Creek. (6/1/01)
This appears to be a water tank for the steam locomotives. It was found on the switchback, or spur that
followed East Rock Creek Up its canyon. (6/1/01)
This cable has been in this tree for an obviously long time. (6/1/01)
These are ties that are still left in place up one of the spurs off of the secondary line that is now
Halfway Cabin Road. (6/18/01)
Piling still standing of the trestle near the beginning of the secondary line that is now Halfway Cabin
Road. (6/25/01)
Here are two pilings and one of the cross boards of the trestle that lies near the beginning of what is
now Halfway Cabin Road. (6/25/01)
This is the same shot as above at a different angle. (6/25/01)
This appears to be an old stove lying near what appears to be an old camp. I have only been there
once and didn't have enough time to look around that much. This is on one of the spurs off of what is
now Halfway Cabin Road. (6/25/01)
South Rock Creek Line:
North Rock Creek Line:
Tom Rock Line:
Monument Peak Line:
The snow was just a little too deep for the Chevy, so we called it quits for the day.(01/24/09)
Looking NE down both tracks. The main spur is the one to the right, while the short loading spur is the
one on the left. This was the last spur that took off of this main spur.(01/24/09)
Old smashed bucket on the landing of the short spur.(01/24/09)
Nice throughcut just before the junction with the last spur that took off from this main spur.
My friend Roman taking a break from hiking the grade.(01/24/09)
Tie striations found in throughcut shown in the following 2 photos.(01/24/09)
This lone piling, the metal, and fallen pilings at this trestle site are
the only evidence of all of the trestles, except the crib one, on this
entire line. Since these are blackened and burned, it is a sure bet
that the other trestles were totally consumed in the fire. This
trestle was the second one past the last logging road
crossing.(01/24/09)
Tie striations showing in the grade. This is just before the first trestle site after the grade crossed the last
logging road.(01/24/09)
I thought that the cinder layer in the cut bank was pretty cool. This is shortly before the first trestle site
after the main spur crossed the last logging road.(01/24/09)
Unknown piece of metal found at the camp(04/22/11)
Looking back down the throughcut of the short dead end spur in camp. This is in the SE section of the
camp.(04/22/11)
Two sections of pipe found in the short dead end spur in camp.(04/22/11)
Short section of pipe also found in the short dead end spur in camp.(04/22/11)
Spike found in grade just a little ways past camp.(04/22/11)
One of the first throughcuts on the line. This line had many nice deep throughcuts in it.(04/22/11)
My friend Roman enjoying the April sunshine on the grade.(04/22/11)
Another one of the throughcuts along the line.(04/22/11)
Some tie striations that were seen along the way.(04/22/11)
These excellent tie striations were found in the 5th throughcut out of the camp.(04/22/11)
These pictures show the remains of the first trestle out of camp. It was a crib
style crossing this small creek. This was just past the seventh throughcut out of
camp.(04/22/11)
This throughcut was one of the four that exist between the crib trestle and where the grade ties in with a
logging spur for a short ways. It then continues on, and crosses another logging road.(04/22/11)
First Secondary Line and Camp:
Past the Tom Rock Line is a camp that served for the first secondary line on the South Rock Creek Mainline. The
camp itself consisted of a mainline, 1 siding on each side of the mainline, and a short 240ft dead end spur. All of this
area was recently thinned and there isn't much left. The two sidings were approximately 1,000ft long. From this camp a
secondary line took off to the West. The secondary line had seven trestles on it, one crib and six piles, of which only
the crib and 4th trestle had any remains left. There were also two short spurs that came off of the line. Other than
running for a couple of hundred feet down a short logging road and crossing another, the grade is mostly untouched.
There is evidence that at one time a cat was run down the last section of it, possibly for a fire.