Near Park Valley in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
This siding, built nearly 30 years after the laying of the track is evidence of ever increasing traffic and constant upgrading and improvement through the years as many as 10 trains a day used the Promontory branch necessitating the addition of sidings such as this one so that traffic could flow smoothly in both directions.
Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 41° 28.26′ N, 113° 36.048′ 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watercress (approx. 2˝ miles away); Terrace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Terrace Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bovine (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Terrace (approx. 6.1 miles away); Red Dome Siding (approx. 9.2 miles away); Medea Siding (approx. 10.9 miles away).
More about this marker.
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 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 132 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.