Near Park Valley in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The presence of the RR made vast areas of the rangeland available to ranchers by providing the vital link to civilization. The RR furnished an avenue for supplies and an outlet to numerous markets. This siding built 30 years after the initial track laying, provided freighting facilities to local sheep ranchers.
Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Transcontinental Railroad series list.
Location. 41° 23.904′ N, 113° 47.238′ W. Marker is near Park Valley, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Park Valley UT 84329, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bovine (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Lucin Lucin (approx. 7 miles away); Walden Siding (approx. 10.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway is a 90 mile dirt/gravel track on top of or beside the old Central Pacific Rail Road grade between Old Lucin and Promontory Summit. Other than markers designating old station and sidings there are few, if any, road signs identifying any of the side roads. Any other road names or numbers use on this marker page have been taken Google Maps which identifies the Byway variously as Golden Spike Loop Road, Old Railroad Grade Road, Salt Wells Road, etc. With the exception of at Kelton, once you're on the Byway it is either continue or turn-around. Neither are there any mileage posts, though one could do the arithmetic using the "Mile ... from San Francisco" on the markers to determine distances. Nor is there any mail delivery, so no addresses either.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.