Payette Valley Railroad 1906

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Photo taken at Falk Store Crossing    Courtesy of Skip (LaCrone) Kubal

Excerpts from a Book by Don Sheldon, a former New Plymouth Resident.

Title – “The Road Between Memories of a Time Along the Snake River, 1907- 1917”

New Plymouth’s first train – all of the rails, engines, and cars were second-hand.

The interurban line in Boise Valley needed heavier rails, so the light ones were brought over to use for the Punkin Vine.

The engines were of Civil War Vintage. The Smoke Stack flared out into a big bulb on top. The train could not run and whistle at the same time, so the whistle was limited to a hoarse hiss.

The hiss was probably adequate but not very romantic.

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