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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rozel

1869-1942

 
 
Rozel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
1. Rozel Marker
Inscription.
Mile 765.0 from San Francisco

This site was christened Victory on April 28, 1869 when Central Pacific Workers rested for lunch after laying six miles of track during the famous laying of ten miles of track in a day. The site was later named Rozel, after the nearby mountains. Although it was an unimportant flag stop for tourists, Rozel was an important stop for freight trains. "Helper" engines stationed here assisted these heavy trains up the steep grades of the Promontory Mountains.
Please protect the historical resources so that future visitors may also enjoy them. 41.5886, -112.6509
 
Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 41° 35.316′ N, 112° 39.054′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stairway to Promontory
Rozel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
2. Rozel Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Centre Siding (approx. 2.8 miles away); 10 Miles of Track (approx. 3.1 miles away); September 1869 (approx. 5 miles away); September 8, 1942 (approx. 5 miles away); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter (approx. 5 miles away); May 10, 1869 (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
 
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 road names or numbers use on this marker page have been taken Google Maps.

Neither are there any mileage posts, though one could do the arithmetic using the "Mile ... from San Francisco" on the markers to determine distances.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
3. Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway
Rozel marker on the left
Victory image. Click for full size.
By A.A. Hart, circa May, 1869
4. Victory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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