Saturday, June 13, 2009

Promintory Point

I walked the Bill Fill trail, and then some. The trail follows the old Central Pacific and Union Pacific rail beds. On the aerial picture below, the Big Fill, the Central Pacific grade, is on the left and the abutments for the Union Pacific trestle can be see on the right.From the trail, looking West, just West of the Big Fill. To the right is the CP grade, and down and to the left is the UP grade.

Imagine making these cuts in the rock with dynamite, pick and shovel.

This is taken standing on the UP grade, looking East, as the CP grade is the level grade to the left

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