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Date: 03/28/23 12:13
Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: furious_toad

I really have no clue and in my old age my memory is fading on this timeframe.

TIA 
Frank/FLG



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/23 12:14 by furious_toad.




Date: 03/28/23 12:27
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: timz

Maybe a milepost on the right? If it is,
looks like the middle digit is a 7, but
this can't be milepost 170-something.

The middle-distance high ground in the
center of the pic is what we need to find.

How about here?

https://goo.gl/maps/otXCh6piqGG8kvg67



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/23 12:35 by timz.



Date: 03/28/23 12:31
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: furious_toad

timz Wrote:
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> Maybe a milepost on the right? If it is,
> looks like the middle digit is a 7, but
> this can't be milepost 170-something.
>
> The middle-distance high ground in the
> center of the pic is what we need to find.

It says 171 on the sign. I didn't even see that in the photo. I don't have a timetable so its still a mystery to me anyway.



Date: 03/28/23 12:36
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: timz

The 171 is clear? Pretty sure this can't be milepost 171.



Date: 03/28/23 12:43
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: furious_toad

timz Wrote:
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> The 171 is clear? Pretty sure this can't be
> milepost 171.




Date: 03/28/23 13:17
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: SCUfoamer

MP171 is just west of Switch 9 - This mist be just west of the middle siding track, right before Nyack. 



Date: 03/28/23 14:12
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: timz

Sure enough, in SP days MP 171 was on
a left-then-right S-curve like this.

SP Western Region Track Chart 1-1-1993.pdf (multimodalways.org)

And the center siding extended past MP 171 --
you'd think the tracks would still be spread.

Hard to argue with the enlarged pic, tho.



Date: 03/28/23 14:12
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: furious_toad

SCUfoamer Wrote:
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> MP171 is just west of Switch 9 - This mist be just
> west of the middle siding track, right before
> Nyack. 

Thanks!!!
 



Date: 03/28/23 16:46
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: GoldenState

SCUfoamer Wrote:
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> MP171 is just west of Switch 9 - This mist be just
> west of the middle siding track, right before
> Nyack. 

This would be EB No. 6?
Just trying to visualize where this is in my head.

Thanks,
Rob in Fremont



Date: 03/28/23 17:42
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: timz

If it is MP 171, then it has to be the westward train,
with the sun on it like that.



Date: 03/28/23 18:07
Re: Where on Donner Pass was I?
Author: TrekkingForTrains

SCUfoamer Wrote:
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> MP171 is just west of Switch 9 - This mist be just
> west of the middle siding track, right before
> Nyack. 

MP 171 is between Switch 9 (MP 171.3) and Nyack, east of the center siding. Based on the angle, this should be eastbound #6.



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