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

Red Dome Siding

1895-1907

 
 
Red Dome Siding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
1. Red Dome Siding Marker
Inscription.
Mile 708.5 from San Francisco

This siding was built May 30, 1895 to accommodate increased traffic and possibly area ranchers. It appears than no support facilities were constructed at the site. Railroad records indicate that siding maintenance was terminated in 1907.
 
Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 41° 31.321′ N, 113° 26.221′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Terrace (approx. 3.4 miles away); Terrace Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Terrace (approx. 4.3 miles away); Matlin (approx. 4.7 miles away); Watercress (approx. 6.7 miles away); Walden Siding (approx. 9.2 miles away); Romola (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway is a 90 mile dirt/gravel track
Red Dome Siding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
2. Red Dome Siding Marker
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. 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.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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