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Unknown log dump trestle and booming pilings a little ways north of the mouth
of the Bear River in Willapa Bay. The railroad left here and followed an
unknown creek for a ways.(12/22/07)
Unknown Railroad#1:
Unknown Railroad#2:
Although a little difficult to discern in the photo, as with the ones above, this photo shows 2
sills that are left over, at the bottom and top of the photo. The stringers have long since
rotted away. The railroad ran for a long way on this short trestle system after leaving the  
solid ground.(12/18/09)
This spike was found in between the short trestle sills running north from the spot where the grade is in
solid ground.(12/18/09)
Trestle spike found a short way down from where the grade is in solid ground.(12/18/09)
These two photos show various metal spikes that were found in the area where the grade
goes to solid ground. Since there aren't many legacy stumps here, it leads me to believe that
this might have been a camp.(12/18/09)
This small throughcut marks one of the very few spots where this railroad was on solid ground. This is
where the grade has just finished its turn going from the SW to the north. It had the trestles shown above
coming in and the trestles below leaving it. From here the grade runs north and begins to leave Johnson
Creek. This is right next to a bend in Johnson Creek.(12/1809)
The series of pictures below show the short trestle heading from the NW to the north and the piece of solid ground
mentioned below. As you can see, the stringers are still visible. This trestle was built laying a series of 3-4 sill logs
perpendicular to the grade on the ground. Then, laying the stringers on top of them and then the ties and rails. It is an
easy and cheap way to build grade and this is an old one. Skid trails from the second cutting in this area makes it
difficult to discern the grade, built mostly on these trestles, from the creek crossing above to the solid ground shown
The series of pictures below shows the remains of a crib trestle across the first major creek to the north jutting off of
Johnson Creek. This is the just to the SW of where the grade left the mainline road and crossed a secondary road. At
this point the grade is running in a true SW direction, although it will eventually turn in a nice sweeping corner following
Johnson Creek. The last picture is of a spike embedded in the wood.(12/18/09)
This railroad is an old one and could be one of many in the area, even though it strongly looks like Knappton Mills. It is
shown on a USGS map from just after the turn of the last century and is shown originating around the South Fork of
Naselle River and Johnson Creek with 3 spurs. Later USGS maps shows it having many spurs running up the various
creeks and going into the town of Naselle. The images shown below show the grade starting from the east where it just
left the Johnson Creek mainline, following Johnson Creek, and turning north, away from Johnson Creek.