|The Original Cascade & Pacific Railway - Winton Division 1975 to 1985|
The original C&P layout was built in 1975 and based on an alignment between Entiat and Darrington, WA via Buck Pass. The layout was housed in a 24'x20' area. The track was all code 100 flextrack with handmade turnouts and the main track was laid with a 24" min. radius. The main track looped the entire room three times and had a run of about 300'. An eight track hidden staging yard joined east and west ends of the railroad. Winton Yard featured a small engine facility with turntable, seven yard tracks and had caboose and rip track areas. Conventional multi-cab block control was used for operations. A fully functional ABS signal system was in use with dispatcher controlled absolute blocks at various places on the line. Through freights transitioned the layout with crew change and switching performed at Winton. Local freights worked east to Entiat and west to Buck Pass. Many fun-filled times were spent by friends operating the railroad. In 1985, this layout was dismantled to prepare for a new railroad which would feature broad radius curves and scale sized rail. This is a 3rd PlanIt drawing which is very similar to the original C&P. While this is not an exact replication of the original C&P, it depicts how things were laid out.
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< The depot at
The ridge hides the
< A train on the lower level after passing through a tunnel from the
< SD40-2's at Ardenvoir. A siding began here that extended east to Entiat.
< A local that has departed Entiat and is heading east towards staging. Above and behind is the west end of Winton Yard. Not visible behind train/bridge is the westward mainline down in the river valley that went into staging.
In this photo the
< SD40-2's on the Howe truss over the Chiwawa River.
The opposite end of the Chiwawa next to Plain, WA. >
< This is Plain just off to the left of the photo above. The line in the upper right above the structure is the eastward main up to Buck Pass.
Winton Yard west of Plain. The line on "stilts" is westward climbing to
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