The Gregarious Railfan
CLASSIC RAILROAD PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES
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Taylor Yard
Location:  Los Angeles, CA         
Railroad:  UP  (ex SP)
Significance:   Major SP yard in the Los Angeles Area.   Now abandoned.  
Tehachapi Loop
Location:  Near Tehachapi CA   Google map   
Railroad:  UP  (ex SP), BNSF has trackage rights
Significance:   Busy twisting mountain pass route with loop where trains cross over themselves.  
Charles Holzer's Tehachapi Loop page   
Todd Sestero's Tehachapi Loop page   
Thebes Bridge
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   
Thomas Viaduct
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      
Trinchera Pass
Location:  Northeastern New Mexico   
Railroad:  BNSF
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      
Trinidad Loop
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.       
Triple Crossing
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)     
Tunkhannock Viaduct
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.     
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