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Bulletin Column: June 27, 2019


June 27, 2019

Two loads of asphalt took away the familiar bounce and jolt of the former railroad crossing on E. Wall Street in Colfax June 21. Rail timbers and rails were removed by city and Watco Railroad workers. A crew from Poe Asphalt laid down the new surface.

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated.


Five more former railroad crossings in Colfax are slated to be removed and paved this year. Matt Hammer, Colfax public works director, reported state and city crews will work on the project which is tentatively slated for late September.

The city and Watco Railroad crews last week removed the wood timber crossing at Wall Street and appl...

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