Monday, July 10, 2006

Locomotive at Cape Horn, 1886

From: "Chris Graves" caliron@cwnet.com

This photograph of a locomotive at Cape Horn during construction of the 1886 trestle from the Placer County Archives, is printed in Images of America, ROCKLIN". The author, Carmel Barry-Schweyer, works at the archives. The cut face of Cape Horn sure doesn't look too high, does it? And the drop off, into Burnt Flat, isn't too steep, either, in 1886.

—Chris Graves


Locomotive at Cape Horn, 1886. Courtesy Placer County Department of Museums, Carmel Barry-Schweyer and Alycia S. Alvarez.
This photograph of Cape Horn is labelled on the reverse "locomotive #75." The locomotive is travelling East to West. The bridge, 120 feet long, was built in 1886 and was removed in 1895 according to Southern Pacific Transportation Co. records.
Image courtesy Placer County Department of Museums, Carmel Barry-Schweyer and Alycia S. Alvarez.