Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
10 Miles of Track
Laid in One Day
— World Record —
in one day.
April 28th 1869
Erected by the Central Pacific Railroad (original marker). This replica was erected by the U.S. National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1869.
Location. 41° 34.641′ N, 112° 35.598′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Transcontinental Railroad National Back Country By (at milepost 7), on the right when traveling east. This is a replica marker, installed at the original site. The original marker is located at the Museum at Promontory. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stairway to Promontory (approx. 1.8 miles away); Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rozel (approx. 3.1 miles away); September 1869 (approx. 3½ miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 3½ miles away); The Southern Pacific MonumentGolden Spike (approx. 3½ miles away); May 10, 1869 (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
Regarding 10 Miles of Track. Marker is placed at the east end of the ten miles.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Tracklaying Race of 1869. Excerpt:
The tracklaying race of 1869 was an unofficial contest between tracklaying crews of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, held during the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad. In their competition to determine who would reach the meeting place at Promontory, Utah first, starting in 1868, the railroad crews set and broke each other's world records for the longest length of track laid in a single day, culminating in the April 28, 1869 record set by Chinese and Irish crews of the Central Pacific, who laid 10 miles 56 feet of track in one day. That record was broken by approximately 1,000 feet in August 1870 by two crews, working from both ends, during the construction of the Kansas Pacific.(Submitted on April 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
— Submitted November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 120 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week April 25, 2021. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 3. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on December 18, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 7. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 8. submitted on May 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.