Douty Lumber Company 1920-1926
Created 2/18/08
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Looking here, you can see that there used to be a grade, but ravel from the hill slope has buried most
of it.(04/27/07
This wide area is where the Douty L. Co. took off from the old SP. These boards were found
next to the track. It is uncertain what they're from. It would seem that if they were ties they
should be more rotten.(4/27/07)
Looking up at where the track would have gone from trestle to ground.(4/27/07)
Just a curious side note, notice that this stump was used as part of the trestle.(4/27/07)
Here the grade goes on solid ground for just a little bit, about 60 feet, before trestleing again across the
S. Fork Nehalem River. This section is the tail track of the switchback.(4/27/07)
These spikes were found in the short section of grounded rail.(4/27/07)
This spike marks the start of the trestle on the tail track across the S. Fork Nehalem River.(4/27/07)
A trestle cross beam bold lies in the ground just below Cochran Road, where the tail track tied in with
the road.(4/27/07)
This is the only piling that is still somewhat standing of the tail track trestle across the S. Fork
Nehalem River. This is seen from Cochran Road.(4/27/07)
This piling marks the start of the trestle across Reliance Creek and along the hillside.(4/27/07)
All photos shown below are in order from where the Douty L. Co. left the SP, down the tail track, and finally to the mill
from the switchback.
Looking at the POTB Reliance Creek trestle from the Douty grade on the west side of Reliance
Following the trestle as it wraps it's way along the
hillside. Somewhere in here is the split in the
switchback with the other grade taking off from here
and running to the camp and mill. Note that some of
the pilings are burned from one of the previous
forest fires. Also note that some of the piling caps
have been buried in hillside ravel, and some were
just built into the hillside. By the way, that's Brian in
the pictures.(4/27/07)
Here's some more shots of the trestle past that one little part of
This loan piling stands above the rock quarry on Cochran road on the east end of it. This and one short piling
is all that is left of the mainline trestle that crossed the South Fork Nehalem River.(6/29/06)
Here you can see one of the cross board spikes still in place in this burned out fallen piling.(12/29/06)
This is the last of the trestle, as it crosses a creek draw, before
going to ground as shown below.(4/27/07)
Here is the short piling that was mentioned above.(12/29/06)
Brian looking at a rail buried next to the quarry access road, which used to be the grade. This road turns
sharply to the left and a trestle continues.(12/29/06)
These piling standing where the pit access road makes a sharp turn to the left mark the trestle start.(12/29/06)
Here is a fallen piling sitting about midpoint in the trestle.(12/29/06)
After the trestle ends, the grade goes to ground for a little bit more and then trestles again. This rail rests
on the part where the grade is on dirt.(12/29/06)
This piling is all that remains of the second trestle past the South Fork Nehalem River
crossing. The first picture is taken from the grade.(12/29/06)
After the second trestle ends, the grade goes to ground again, and then eventually turns into a road
heading towards the Nehalem River. A ways down the road is a short trestle, as this piling
An interesting item that turned up when the road was cleared. This is part of the grating that sat at the
bottom of a donkey boiler.(12/29/06)
Another item that was turned up, this pipe, which used to carry water to a donkey.(12/29/06)
This extremely rusted rail joiner is sitting at camp and is one of only a few items there.(12/29/06)
What you're looking at is steel grating mixed in with cement. This camp is located at the spot
that the grade leaves the road and goes to the mill. From my understanding, the camp was
for the mill workers, and there isn't much left of it due to the road, and people picking
through it over the years.(12/29/06)
Click Here To Go To The Mill Site
From the point that the mainline joins with the aforementioned road, a spur runs off to the southwest for
about a half of a mile as the road. The spur ends in a flat spot and the road continues. At the end of the
spur there is a well defined drag chute as shown here. Walking down it, there is at least one spot where
another donkey sat to bring the logs farther up the hill.(1/27/10)
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