|CLASSIC RAILROAD PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Railroad: UP (ex SP)
Significance: Major SP yard in the Los Angeles Area. Now abandoned.
Location: South of St. Louis across the Mississippi River at Scott City, MO N 37.21646, W 89.46704
Railroad: UP (ex MoPac, ex SP)
Significance: Only railroad bridge between St Louis, MO and Memphis TN Once joint trackage of two rivals, both of which are now part of UP;
Missouri Pacific and SP subsidiary Cotton Belt.
Link to my Thebes Bridge page
Location: Arbutus, MD near Baltimore N 39.22183, W 76.71318
Railroad: CSX (ex B&O); MARC
Significance: Oldest Stone viaduct railroad bridge in the U.S. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe. Built in 1835. The bridge consists of of eight arches
and is 704 feet long.
Visit my Thomas Viaduct page
Location: Northeastern New Mexico
Significance: BNSF route fro Pueblo, CO to the Gulf Coast of Texas. The route contains multiple horse-shoe and reverse curves with heavy coal traffic
off the Joint Line and Powder River Basin
Location: Central Washington State between Wenatchee and Quincy, near the Columbia River. N 47.27140, W 119.96456
Railroad: BNSF and Amtrak
Significance: Long tight horse shoe curve (not really a closed loop) with a 1 per cent grade that provides the transition between the upper Columbia
River Gorge and the higher Columbia Plateau.
Location: Downtown Richmond, VA near James River Google map
Railroad: CSX, NS
Significance: Tracks on three different levels at the same location. At ground level, NS (ex Southern); on the bridge above that, CSX (ex Seaboard
Coast Line, ex Seaboard Air Line); on a bridge above that, CSX (ex Chessie System, ex C&O)
Location: Nicholson, PA in northeastern Pennsylvania Google map
Railroad: CP (Delaware & Hudson, ex Lackawanna)
Significance: Claimed by some to be the most impressive railroad structure in the United States, the viaduct is 2,375 feet long and 240 feet high.
Consists of ten massive arches. AKA Nicholson Viaduct
Link to my Tunkhannock Viaduct page
Two Medicine River Bridge
Location: East of Marias Pass, near Glacier National Park N 48.45427, W 113.21037
Railroad: BNSF, Amtrak
Significance: Spectacular bridge over a deep valley. Visible from Highway 2; however, the height of the bridge or the depth of the valley are only
apparent from trains or from private property near the bridge.