Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait

Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait

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Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Wait
 
Get Off And Push The Story of the Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad by Thornton Waite
Soft Cover
106 pages
Copyright 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PrefaceIII
Introduction IV
Chapter I: Before the Railroad1
Chapter II: Articles of Incorporation7
Chapter III: Construction9
Chapter IV: Thoughts of Expansion21
Chapter V: Other Railroads24
Chapter VI: Operations29
Chapter VII: Passenger Service45
Chapter VIII: Freight Service55
Chapter IX: Abandonment65
Chapter X: Locomotive Roster77
Chapter XI: Along the Line83
Armstead84
Leadore91
Salmon95
Gilmore97
Chapter XII: The Railroad Today101
Maps:
Route of the Gilmore & PittsburghVI
Bannock Pass28
Profile Drawing105
Armstead depot54
References 106
ON THE BACK COVER:
The Gilmore & Pittsburgh Railroad was a line which never should have been built. Running from Armstead, Montana to Salmon and Gilmore, Idaho, the line never made a profit and struggled to stay in operation. Completed in 1910 to serve the mines in Lemhi County in Idaho, there was never enough ore traffic to make the railroad profitable. The railroad, known locally as the Get Off and Push, was finally abandoned in 1939. Although the line was owned and controlled by the Northern Pacific, but the two railroads were never connected with each other. Today only a few railroad ties, a few old railroad cars, and the abandoned right-of-way remain. The history is written by Thornton Waite, who has also written "Yellowstone Branch of the Union Pacific," "Union Pacific: Montana Division," and "Union Pacific Rails to the Mines, The Boise, Nampa & Owyhee Railway." He has also written numerous other articles on the history and operations of railroads, particularly relating to the railroads in Idaho. He is a project engineer for Bechtel BWXT at the Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory and lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho with his family.


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