Today I worked the GNRHS booth at the Lynden Lyons train show with chief booth setter-upper Cordell Newby. One of the benefits of volunteering for these sorts of things is that you get to meet a lot of people that you might not get to through other avenues. Today a fellow happened by our booth who actually grew up in Grotto, WA. Not only that but his father worked the cement plant as a mechanic during the 1950’s. He’s going to mail me some plant blueprints and pictures so that I’ll be able to see what I’ve done wrong. All in all, not a bad day but I may have to put in an additional spur to the Std. Oil Co. immediately east of the depot.
Would be interested in getting copies of the blue prints and pictures, are you going to post them?
I don’t have permission to post them because I haven’t asked. I received a drawing for some of the plant in the early 1950s as well as a picture taken from the highway into the plant that showed detail differences to those available from the Skykomish Historical Society. I have a pending blog post with sketches of what I’m trying to model but I’ll contact you directly regarding the plant drawing. I don’t have regular internet access but you’ll likely hear from me before the end of the week.