Planning Yosemite Portland Cement Co. Part 1

modeling historic rail lines uses lots of research. 🙂

78 Miles to Yosemite

I know I’m jumping around the Yosemite Valley, but my brain is trying to problem-solve some operations desires as I work through track planning.  Some things are straight-forward, like what locations to include, and others, like how to deal with the Yosemite Portland Cement Co. are a little more difficult.

The Yosemite Portland Cement Co. built a plant near Merced, CA in the mid 1920’s.  They contracted with the Yosemite Valley Railroad to haul limestone from a quarry at Emory to the plant.  The ATSF also had a line into the plant for hauling bagged cement, and shipments that were destined to be sent out over the Southern Pacific were handled first by the YV.  The plant was located 3/4 of a mile from the YV mainline, and even though it was 2 1/2 miles from Merced, it was still within yard limits for Merced (meaning that it can be…

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

7 thoughts on “Planning Yosemite Portland Cement Co. Part 1

  1. awmaynard802

    Jon, My parent n’ I are going to Alaska in 9 days. Have you been to Alaska? If you have, do you have any ways to tell me what’s going on in mid-May? (20-9)

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      1. awmaynard802

        I just looked at the State of Alaska website a few weeks ago and it didn’t give me any ideas on tourist activities… I didn’t check the state chamber of commerce

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