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Camas Prairie Railroad Logo Shirt

Camas Prairie Railroad Logo Shirt

$20.00

Camas Prairie Railroad Logo Shirt                            

  •  Logo Printed on Front
  • 100% Cotton Gildan 6.1oz.
  • Shirt Color = Daisy

Camas Prairie Railroad Company (reporting mark CSP) was a short line railroad in northern Idaho jointly owned and operated by Northern Pacific Railway and Union Pacific Railroad.[1][2] The Camas Prairie Railroad was known as the "railroad on stilts" due to the many wooden trestles along its route.

Parts of the former railroad are now operated by the Great Northwest Railroad and the Bountiful Grain and Craig Mountain Railroad (BGCM).

The Nez Perce Indian Reservation was opened to white settlement in 1895.[3][4][5][6] By the turn of the 20th century, Edward H. Harriman and James J. Hill were engaged in a "railroad war" for control of rail routes through this area to reach the Pacific Northwest.[7][8] Despite their competing interests, the railroad barons co-operated to build the Camas Prairie Railroad.

The CSP was built to tap the rolling, fertile hills of the Camas Prairie and the timber of the forested hills and canyonlands of the Clearwater River.[9][10] Service to the south terminus of the second subdivision line at Grangeville commenced in December 1908,[7] and continued for 92 years.

The Camas Prairie Railroad was known as the "railroad on stilts" due to the many wooden trestles along its route. In one five-mile (8 km) stretch, there were more than a dozen trestles.

In addition to its wooden trestles, the railroad's second subdivision also had a sizable steel viaduct, 1,520 feet (460 m) in length with a maximum height of 280 feet (85 m).[11][12] Bridge 38 spans Lawyer's Canyon, between Craigmont and Ferdinand, and is visible from U.S. Route 95.

 

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