Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Big Fill Trail
Although the Promontory Mountains don’t look as formidable as the Wasatch Front or the Sierra Nevada to modern eyes, your hike here will show you the toughest grade for a train to pull along the entire transcontinental route from Donner Pass to the Missouri River. This 1.5-mile round trip leads to the Big Fill and the Big Trestle site. The grade is easy to walk-just 1.6 percent-thanks to the limits set in the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 41° 38.231′ N, 112° 29.476′ W. Marker was near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker could be Touch for map. Marker was 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 location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Big Fill Trail (a few steps from this marker); The “Orange Special” Wreck (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinese Arch (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Big Trestle (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Big Fill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Track that United the States (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Last Cut (approx. 0.9 miles away); Irish Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Big Fill Trail parking lot. Pick up a guidebook at the Golden Spike National Historic Site Visitors Center.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.