Waypoints

WAYPOINT REMARKS MILEPOST
Willoughby Yard Servicing facility, sorting yard 647.6
Willoughby Station Metropolitan Passenger Station and Railway Express Office 645.7
Oil Dealer – Willoughby Tanker cars 645.2
Grain Millers – Willoughby Grain boxcars 644.3
BFE Lumber yard Wood products boxcars & flatcars 620.4
Bottleneck Passenger Station and Railway Express Office 601.4
Bottleneck Yard Two track staging yard & passing siding 583.0
Rock Ridge Passenger Station, REO, servicing facility, sorting yard 580.5
Big Fir Enterprises Mill Uphill branch, log pond, siding 575.7
BFE Logging Camp Rustic logging area 570.3
Summit Mainline waypoint 565.1

 

Location references

Willoughby – “A Stop at Willoughby” is an episode from the television anthology series The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling cited this as his favorite story from the first season of the series.

Bottleneck – The fictional town of Bottleneck was the main location in the 1939 western  Destry Rides Again. This classic western film was directed by George Marshall and starred Marlene Dietrich & James Stewart.

Big Fir Enterprises Logging – This Douglas Fir logging operation up in the mountains near Rock Ridge was not a movie or TV reference. Employees of the company sometimes refer to the company by other names that fit the initials “BFE”. Most operations and facilities of this company are located in the middle of nowhere.

Rock Ridge – The fictional Western town that receives some stylish law and order from Sheriff Bart and The Waco Kid in the 1974 Mel Brooks movie Blazing Saddles. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the movie was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is considered one of the great American comedies.

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“I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin’, bushwackin’, hornswagglin’ cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.” —Gabby Johnson

 

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