The Gregarious Railfan
CLASSIC RAILROAD PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES
Alphabetical list
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Georgetown Loop
Location: In the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic District, west of Denver      Google map     
Railroad: Georgetown Loop Railroad
Significance: A restored segment of a one-time narrow gage railroad serving Colorado's gold and silver mining areas.      
Also see:
Devil's Gate Viaduct   
Link to my Georgetown Loop page   
The Giant's Ladder
Location:     Rollins Pass, West of Denver, CO   
Railroad:  Denver & Salt Lake, abandoned. (replaced by the Moffat Tunnel)
Significance:  A twisting route over the continental Divide. The "ladder" is on the east side of the pass, where tracks twisted back and
forth to gain altitude.  
Global I
Location:     Downtown Chicago, IL    N 41.86143, W 87.67383  
Railroad:  UP   
Significance:  Key Union Pacific intermodal facility in the Chicago area  
Global II
Location:   Melrose Park, IL  next to Proviso Yards in the western suburbs   N 41.89586, W 87.90061     
Railroad:  UP   
Significance:  Key Union Pacific intermodal facility in the Chicago area  
Global III
Location:   Just west of Rochelle, IL   N 41.90665, W 89.10139   
Railroad:  UP   
Significance:  Key Union Pacific intermodal facility in the Chicago area  
Global IV
Location:   Just south of Joliet, IL   N 41.46686, W 88.11569   
Railroad:  UP   
Significance:  Key Union Pacific intermodal facility  for international and west coast destinations.  
Global Gateway South
Location:   On Terminal Island, Port of Los Angeles, CA.   
Railroad:  Owned by the Port of Los Angeles,leased by APL, and served by BNSF & UP   
Significance:  State-of-the-art, on-dock rail intermodal facility used by APL shipping line formally opened in 1997. Opening of the facility
resulted in a major reduction of truck haul of containers between ships and trains.
Link to my Alemeda Corridor page   
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Location:   Promontory, UT   N 41.61739, W 112.55092   
Railroad:  Central Pacific and Union Pacific. The site itself now contains only a short segment of track for histioric re-enactments operated
by the Nation Park Service.      
Significance:  Site of the driving of the "Golden Spike" that completed the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad
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