Another DPL Gem: Trout Creek Canyon

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Another DPL Gem: Trout Creek Canyon

Chris Walker

Mis-labled as to being in the Platte Canon, and therefore missed by the chroniclers of the line in the published books.  While not a great photo for discerning details such as road-name or clearly identifying the Locomotive number, it does however reveal just how precarious an existance the roadbed had with the track being laid not much higher than high-water level.  A visible erosion line can be seen at the edge of the Ties in the lower righthand corner.

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Re: Another DPL Gem: Trout Creek Canyon

Rick Steele
Very nice catch Chris.

I believe that this part of the canyon is now under several tens of feet of mud.

Beautiful photo

Rick
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Re: Another DPL Gem: Trout Creek Canyon

Derrell Poole
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Yeah and notice all the debris shoved off the track as the propensity for TC to become a raging little monster in the late 1890s grew! This is Box Canyon, of course. It appears the engine is sitting on top of a "culvert" as they called it - another single span trestle I'm sure. (Sixteen feet).

My how friendly the RR was in those days; they'd stop just about anywhere for a pi-cher or two...
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Re: Another DPL Gem: Trout Creek Canyon

Derrell Poole
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Something over 40 feet - and a lake, as a dam has been put in (iirc). I have, somewhere, a 5 or 6 inch chunk of rail dug out of that forty some feet given to me by a friend who was involved in the study to put in the Dam. Nice piece of 35lb rail. Yum!
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Re: Another DPL Gem: Trout Creek Canyon

Jeff Ramsey
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Chris, I have seen this image and absolutely thought the same thing!