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My brother and I were watching an old movie that brought up the subject of NWPRR. In our discussion of my father's time on the NWP, it came up that he spent a lot of time along the Eel River around Bell Springs "daylighting" tunnels, which is cutting the top off a mountain so that it's no longer a tunnel. This was in the late 1950's and early 1960's.
On one of those jobs he had a Cat DC6 on a mountain that was so high and so steep the DC6 could not make it up to the top on it's…Continue