Switchbacks

Switchbacks and pictures thereof are rare. There were two switchbacks on the Mendocino Coast on the Albion Lumber Company’s Railroad at Keane’s Summit – check out the website page for what we know.

In the very recent past there seems to have been an explosion of very interesting “old tyme” photos appearing here and there on the internet. Two of the ones I have “snagged” are of switchbacks – see below:

Giant log on switchback

Giant log on switchback

Switchback on the Oregon Eureka Railroad

Switchback on the Oregon Eureka Railroad

The picture above would have been a great basis of a diorama. It makes the switchback we have on our layout quite pedestrian!

If anybody has more “interesting” photos I’d be delighted to receive them.