N.P. Ry.

Paradise Lost





Seattle, Wash.
January 22, 1937

Paradise [Mont.]: Retirement of certain facilities. 100-5-2

Mr. J[ames] T. Derrig:

Your letter of January 8, regarding the above mentioned subject.
I am attaching hereto copies of statements dated office of District Engineer, Spokane, January 21, 1937, and noted thereon the items that are still in use, items abandoned, items that could be abandoned, and ones that you have already taken care of under ED 91-36.
Regarding your suggestion that we submit blanket RFA for retirements of items abandoned. As you have already prepared AFE's to cover certain retirements, would it not be just as well that you prepare the necessary AFE's to cover retirements as shown on the attached statements?

A[ugust] F. Stotler
Assistant Chief Engineer


PARADISE
Valuation Section 5-Montana

The following items remain in our records, at Paradise, in Account 20 and 29.

Account 20 $70,641.00 Roundhouse, 20 stall, 90 foot deep, brick
$11,294.21 Machine shop, 64 feet, four inches by 84 feet, eight inches, brick
$10,824.13 Turntable, 85 feet, TPG
$07,659.84 Cinder pit, 100 feet long, double, concrete, with depressed track 225 feet long
$09,440.16 Pipe lines
$02,956.84 Lavatory, 14 feet by eighteen feet, brick, built 1920
$04,336.44 Sand house and shed, 14 by 22 feet and 22 by 42.7 feet, built 1931
$06,031.57 Minor items

$123,184.20 Total
$004,336.44 Less sand house and shed
$118,874.76 Total Account 20

Account 29
$13,705.35 Power house 46 by 100 feet, brick, stack was retired in 1932

$132,553.11 Total

Office of Assistant Valuation Engineer,
St. Paul, Minn., November 20, 1936


PARADISE
Valuation Section 5-Montana

Account 20
$0,228.00 Yard laborer's house, 34 foot carbody, Station 22 plus 55, right 20 feet, north end of House Track (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$1,384.00 Fuel oil cellar, 12 by 22 feet, concrete, adjacent to power house (Included in ED-91-36 for abandonment)

$0,442.00 Carman's building, 15 by 17 feet, frame, Station 10317 plus 03, right 37 feet (Still in use)

$0,145.00 Coal shed and pipe rack, 17 by 22 feet, frame, adjoining roundhouse (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$0,602.00 Locker and supply room, two carbodies and shed, Station 17 plus 25, right 111 feet, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$0,486.00 Tool and oil house, 34 foot carbody, Station 17 plus 57, right 90 feet, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$0,966.00 Bunk houses, two carbodies, Station 20 plus 23 and 20 plus 50, end of House Track, AFE 1501-23 (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$0,323.57 Lighting, in locker and supply room, tool and oil house, Car Foreman's Office and yard lighting, AFE 2424-19 (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$0,354.00 Car Foreman's Office, 34 foot carbody, Station 19 plus 56, right 111 feet, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$0,398.00 Bulkhead, 140.5 feet long, wood, at depressed track, Station 10308 plus 32, AFE 607-31 (Still in use)

$0,643.00 Sundry items
Fire hose house at Hydrant 14, five by six feet, frame (Still in use)

Privy for car repairers, six feet six inches by ten feet six inches, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Tool and fitting rack, five feet by seven feet ten inches, six feet ten inches high, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Rack for box car doors, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Small fittings rack, six feet by 27 feet by six feet one inch high, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Draw bar fitting rack, three feet ten inches by 18 feet four inches by six feet one inch high, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Knuckle rack, six feet six inches by 15 feet three inches by five feet two inches high, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Draw bar rack, 18 linear feet four inches by four inches by 21 inches high, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Fire hose house at Hydrant 18A, 32 inches by 30 inches by 57 inches high (Still in use)

Scrap bin, eight by 16 feet, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Draw bar gear rack, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Coal bin, five feet five inches by 16 feet, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Wheel platform, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

Hose rack house at Hydrant 19B, 30 inches by 32 inches by 54 inches high (Still in use)

Small fittings rack, two feet four inches by eight feet nine inches by six feet high, North Siding (Removed and should be taken out of records)

$6,031.57 Total minor items

Office of District Engineer
Spokane, Wash., January 21, 1937


PARADISE
Valuation Section 5-Montana

Pipe lines, outside

$028 125 feet of .75 inch GWIP from spring to Roundhouse Foreman's House (Abandoned and should be taken out of records)

$127 496 feet of 1.25 inch WIP from spring to Roundhouse Foreman's House (Abandoned and should be taken out of records)

$000 6 feet of two inch WIP, riser at cinder pit (Still in use)

$000 8 feet of 2.5 inch WIP, drain at cinder pit (Still in use)

$004 16 feet of three inch WIP, riser from fire line (Abandoned and should be taken out of records)

$400
206 feet of four inch WIP at end of six inch fire line south of coal dock (Abandoned and should be taken out of records)

165 feet of four inch WIP, power house to Hydrant 41 (Abandoned and should be taken out of records)

260 feet of four inch WIP between Hydrant 40 and dead end at former location of Hydrant 39, 40 feet north of roundhouse, Hydrant 39 retired under AFE 399-32 (Abandoned and should be taken out of records)

$713 1,472 feet of six inch WIP, fire line from eight inch connection 200 feet south of roundhouse to Hydrant 37 near coal dock and connection with eight inch line from west wall of roundhouse (Still in place but of no particular use and could be abandoned)

$000 580 feet of eight inch CIP from main south of roundhouse to connection with six inch fire line (Still in use)

$232 40 feet of 24 inch CIP, culvert 230 feet south of roundhouse (Partly in use and should be left in the Valuation Record)

$000 332 feet of six inch VTP, power house to roundhouse sewer and drain at cinder pit (Still in use)

$000 30 feet of eight inch VTP, laterals to 24 inch sewer (Still in use)

$000 580 feet of 18 inch VTP, laterals to 24 inch sewer (Still in use)

$000 1,795 feet of 24 inch VTP, sewer from roundhouse (Still in use)

$000 128 feet of two inch WTP, fire line to hydrant north of cinder pit, placed under AFE 128-19 (Still in use)

$017 17 feet of 1.25 inch steam hose, steam heat connection at power house oil room, placed under AFE 1591-23 (Abandoned and should be taken out of records)

Office of District Engineer
Spokane, Wash., January 21, 1937


August F. Stotler
Assistant Chief Engineer, Northern Pacific Railway Company.
181 King Street, Seattle, Wash.
Born: Seattle, Wash., February 22, 1876.
Married: Mary C. Miller.
Children: Jack T.
Education: Puget Sound College and Paulson Academy.
Entered railway service: 1897, chainman, NP. He was subsequently to 1909 rodman, transitman, Resident Engineer on maintenance on the Idaho, Pasco, and Pacific Divisions, temporary assistant in connection with the enlargement of the Portland Terminals, Assistant Engineer on location and second track construction at Glendive, Mont., all with the NP; for a brief period in 1909, District Engineer, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Co. (UP); later engaged in private business. Returned to the NP in 1911 as Assistant Engineer on maintenance, since when he has been successively Supervisor, Bridges and Buildings, Roadmaster, Tacoma Terminals; 1912-13. Assistant Roadmaster in charge of re-ballasting; 1913-17, Supervisor Bridges and Buildings Puget Sound Division; 1917-28, District Engineer, Lines West of Ellensburg, Wash., headquarters Seattle; January. 1928--, Assistant Chief Engineer, Lines West of Paradise, Mont., headquarters Seattle, Wash.


SOURCES:
File 9774, Chief Engineer's Subject Files, Northern Pacific Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, Box 134.K.3.10F

Stotler, A.F., Who's Who in Railroading, Ninth Edition New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1930 p. 495



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