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

Medea Siding

1899-1906

 
 
Medea Siding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
1. Medea Siding Marker
Inscription.
Mile 686.4 from San Francisco

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bovine (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Lucin (approx. 5.9 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
Medea Siding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
2. Medea Siding Marker
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.
 
Categories. AgricultureRailroads & 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 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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