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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 155 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 07, 2015 05:35PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 155 (International) - 08/07/15


This day in Railroad History

August 7, 1926
The new Southern Pacific Railroad "Natron Cutoff" Cascades line was officially completed. SP's general manager, J. Dyer, drove a golden spike to signify the event, just a few miles east of Oakridge, Oregon. Passenger traffic was delayed until the spring of 1927 to allow proper settling of the new roadbed. This became the primary route for trains to and from California. The new line was 25 miles shorter than the Siskiyou Line with much easier grades. The Natron line has a maximum grade of 2.2% northbound, and 1.8% heading south. The Siskiyou Line became a secondary route, but remained a critical route for industries between Eugene and Weed, California.
[spcascades.railfan.net]


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