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Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Stairway to Promontory

 
 
Stairway to Promontory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
1. Stairway to Promontory Marker
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Inscription.  The cut below you on the Union Pacific grade is a good example of the stair step construction method used by the railroads. The workers were set to grading, scraping and blasting on several different levels of a cut at once. This method increased efficiency and speed in building the railroad. Excavation on this cut was most likely terminated about April 9, 1869, when the decision was made that the railroads should meet at Promontory. The decision called a halt to the great railroad race which had previously resulted in 250 miles of parallel grading in northern Utah. (picture)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 41° 33.975′ N, 112° 37.482′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Monument is located at mile marker #4 of the Transcontinental Railroad National Back Country Byway which is accessible eastbound only, from the Transcontinental Railroad National Back Country Byway Rails of History Marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); 10 Miles of Track (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rozel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Centre Siding (approx. 4.7 miles away); September 1869 (approx. 5.2 miles away); May 10, 1869 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
 
Stairway to Promontory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
2. Stairway to Promontory Marker
Looking down at the Union Pacific grade, from the Central Pacific grade
Stairway to Promontory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
3. Stairway to Promontory Marker
The"stairway" cut method; Union Pacific on the left, Central Pacific on the right
Stairway to Promontory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
4. Stairway to Promontory Marker
Photo dislayed on the marker
Stairway to Promontory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 15, 2016
5. Stairway to Promontory Marker
Mile marker on the eastbound Central Pacific grade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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