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Interurban Johnston Railroad
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N 41° 39.698 W 093° 41.565
Iowa, United States
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Less than 1 hour
- Date Added:
2/23/2013 4:51 PM
- Last Updated:
2/23/2013 5:46 PM
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.
Recent Cartridge Logs:
Mon"rose" played it on 2/24/2013
played the game with team gamsci, fwia, stephenjha, beckboyp, quitabeck, ryanmbeck, jsha16, imgrendle.
a fun time was had by all
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.
FishwomanIa played it on 2/24/2013
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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