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 Post subject: Great Northern freight cars
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:36 pm 

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In 1956 the Mount Emily Lumber Company donated their logging camp to the Blue Mountain Conservative Baptist Assn. This became their Camp Elkanah which is located near Starkey, OR about 17 miles southwest of Hilgard on Highway 244. Several of the camp buildings are built on Great Northern freight cars purchased in 1925. Here is a run down:

Joppa
Great Northern #210625
40’ box car frame
Blt. 1895/6

Samaria
Great Northern #215337
40’ box car frame
Blt 1915

Bethel
Mt. E. L. CO. #261476
Great Northern #261476
40’ flat car (no trucks)
Capy. 60000
Wt. 25000
Blt. 1-1899

CAMP ELKANAH Office-Health Center
Mt. E. L. CO. #261498
Great Northern #261498
40’ flat car
Capy. 60000
Wt. 23500
Blt. 1-1899

Dining Hall 1-Kitchen Car
Mt. E. L. CO. #17
Great Northern
40’ flat car
Wt. 24000

Dining Hall 2-Dining Car
Mt. E. L. CO. #16
Great Northern #3259?
40’ flat car
Capy. 60000
Wt. 24000
G.A.A. 1-8-24

Craft Hall
Great Northern #210707
40’ box car frame
Blt. 1895/6

Bethlehem
Mt. E. L. CO. #261568
Great Northern #261568
40’ flat car
Capy. 60000
Wt. 24200
Blt. 1899
Rebuilt 6-1916

Damascus
Great Northern #211014?
40’ box car frame
Blt. 1895/6

Bethany
Mt. E. L. CO. #261521
Great Northern #261521
40’ flat car
Capy. 60000
Wt. 23700
Blt. 6-1899

All cars except Dinning Hall 1 known to have been built by Haskell & Barker

Bethany & CAMP ELKANAH office
Union Pacific paper placard states: Handle Only at Rear End of Train Received at Albina 7-26-25

Samaria & Crafts Hall
Have plate on frame as follows:
SUBJECT TO
CO’S.FAR.G.B. MTGE.
May 1, 1911

Jappa & Samaria are grafted into one building (former school house) by an entryway between the two cars.

Bethel divided into 2 compartments with 2 side doors, only car not on trucks.

Dining Hall 1 & 2 are made into one building 2 cars long with a large addition to one side. The Crafts Hall used to be a second dining car.

The dining hall was replace in 2002 and one car was donated to the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center at Joseph, OR in 2008.

See Map:
All cars except Dinning Hall 1 known to have been built by Haskell & Barker

Bethany & CAMP ELKANAH office
Union Pacific paper placard states: Handle Only at Rear End of Train Received at Albina 7-26-25

Samaria & Crafts Hall
Have plate on frame as follows:
SUBJECT TO
CO’S.FAR.G.B. MTGE.
May 1, 1911

Jappa & Samaria are grafted into one building (former school house) by an entryway between the two cars.

Bethel divided into 2 compartments with 2 side doors, only car not on trucks.

Dining Hall 1 & 2 are made into one building 2 cars long with a large addition to one side. The Crafts Hall used to be a second dining car.
All cars except Dinning Hall 1 known to have been built by Haskell & Barker

Bethany & CAMP ELKANAH office
Union Pacific paper placard states: Handle Only at Rear End of Train Received at Albina 7-26-25

Samaria & Crafts Hall
Have plate on frame as follows:
SUBJECT TO
CO’S.FAR.G.B. MTGE.
May 1, 1911

Jappa & Samaria are grafted into one building (former school house) by an entryway between the two cars.

Bethel divided into 2 compartments with 2 side doors, only car not on trucks.

Dining Hall 1 & 2 are made into one building 2 cars long with a large addition to one side. The Crafts Hall used to be a second dining car.

The dining hall was replace in 2002 and one car was donated to the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center at Joseph, OR in 2008.

See Map:
https://www.campelkanah.com/wp-content/ ... wnsize.jpg


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