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Interurban Johnston Railroad 

  • Average Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Created by: bucknuts
  • Submitted by: Premium Member bucknuts
  • Start at:  N 41° 39.698 W 093° 41.565
  • Location: Iowa, United States
  • Play Time: Less than 1 hour
  • Date Added: 2/23/2013 4:51 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/18/2015 11:12 AM
  • Downloads: 141
  • Completions: 3

About This Cartridge

Johnston was established in 1905 as a station on the interurban railway between Des Moines and Perry known as Johnston Station. It was named for the railway's freight supervisor, John F. Johnston.

Polk County's Trestle to Trestle Trail stretches from Des Moines to Johnston, one of its northern suburbs. The 3.7 mile asphalt trail, which runs near both heavily-wooded forest and the Des Moines River, has been a crucial link in central Iowa's robust trail network since its opening in 2007.

In the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines just south of Euclid Avenue, the aptly-named Trestle to Trestle Trail links with the restored railroad trestle spanning the Des Moines River at the eastern end of the Inter-Urban Trail. The trestle—known as the Wakonsa Bridge and now decked with concrete—dates from the early 20th century and offers direct access to the Neal Smith Trail on the opposite banks of the river.


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Groundspeak Premium Member Mon"rose" played it on 2/24/2013

Rating: 4 stars

played the game with team gamsci, fwia, stephenjha, beckboyp, quitabeck, ryanmbeck, jsha16, imgrendle.
a fun time was had by all


Groundspeak Premium Member Team Gamsci played it on 2/24/2013


Came out and played the cartridge but made the find with monrose, fwia, stephenjha, beckboyp, quitabeck, ryanmbeck, jsha16, imgrendle. A fun time was had by all with so many of us out there today.


Groundspeak Premium Member FWIA played it on 2/24/2013

Rating: 5 stars

Came out to play this WIG with a great group of folks. A lot of fun going for the final. Always enjoy doing these WIG's, especially the educational aspect. Thanks bucknuts for another great WIG!


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