My favorite spot on the Redwoods and Pacific RR

by Thomas Beutel

When I planned the Redwoods and Pacific, I purposely built in many bridges. My favorite so far is this deck truss bridge.

NWP #179 crosses Island Mountain bridge on the Redwoods and Pacific RR

The bridge sits at the far end of a floor to ceiling canyon, so it isn’t one that I go up close to very often, but it is big enough to see well from my typical distance which is about 15 feet away. The tunnel provides a convenient transition to the cannery section of the layout on the other side of a scenic divide.