Railroad Repeats

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Deep Cut at Trail Ridge     39°07'43.26"N, 120°55'47.34"W


Description

The original cut was both deep and narrow and descended in a series of ledges that are unlike the other cuts photographed by Hart on the Western side of the Sierra. Notice too the large piles of wood which indicates that this was a fuel stop for trains ascending the Sierras.

Description

The ledges gace disappeared and the original vantage point has vanished when the railroad widened the cut to put n a double track and accomodate modern trains. Considerable revegetation has occurred.