West End of Spruce/E39.5






1924 and 2011 topo maps

There is a distance of 1.9 miles between the East and West Ends of Spruce. There was also a siding with a total capacity of 238, 40ft. cars. The West End of Spruce was also referred to as Cass Junction.


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pictured here is the the Spruce Mill and town photographed in the mid 1920's similar to the map o the left above. Not sure which direction at Spruce the photo is looking. (thanks to Mike Yetter and Warren Hart for photo)

The Spruce Mill and a Shay locomotive working in 1907. (thanks to Mike Yetter and Warren Hart for photo)

A WM Validation photo from 1917 showing the Spruce Store and some houses. (thanks to Mike Yetter and Warren Hart for photo)

A WVC train with WM BL2 #82 rounds the curve as it heads into Spruce during a 2008 Railfan Weekend. (Blair Williamson photo)

The train makes a photo runby as it passes the connection with the Cass Railroad. (2008, Blair Williamson photos)

Down trackside looking east at a new "SPRUCE" sign. (Darren Talbert photo)




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