Searles Tunnel shoo-fly
Author: SP 0-6-0
Date: 02-08-2019 - 21:50

After the Searles tunnel caught fire in 1981, SP relaid the old summit route. I learned about it from the Ted Benson and Richard Steinheimer photo essay in August 1983 Trains.

Found a photo on Ebay of a loaded train climbing the shoo-fly in 1981.

A post on Trainorders says the grade was 3.67 percent.

Ebay item, not mine: [www.ebay.com]

https://i.postimg.cc/8khCF2F1/s-l1600.jpg



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  Searles Tunnel shoo-fly SP 0-6-0 02-08-2019 - 21:50
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