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Date: 06/23/22 11:34
SP Cienega Bridge derailment near Tucson, AZ
Author: GP25

Does anyone here remember this SP Wreck near Tucson, AZ from 50 years ago?
Tucson.com just had a story with a few photos of this SP wreck. on a bridge that
across the Cienega Wash





SP Cienega Wash Bridge Wreck 1968

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



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Date: 06/23/22 13:00
Re: SP Cienega Bridge derailment near Tucson, AZ
Author: usmc1401

Would guess that this bridge is now double track.



Date: 06/23/22 13:31
Re: SP Cienega Bridge derailment near Tucson, AZ
Author: swaool

Not double track - between Vail and Mescal, there is a paired track arrangement with westbounds mostly running on the former EP&SW alignment and eastbounds running on the original SP alignment.  Most of the Cienega Creek photos you see posted are of the big deck span on the former EP&SW, as seen here with UP 8650 crossing the bridge westbound and UP 7909 ducking under it eastbound, both shots taken 2/8/2019.  The bridge referenced in the article was on the original SP/eastbound track, and would be a few hundred yards ahead of the UP 7909 in the photo.

mike woodruff
spokane




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/22 13:48 by swaool.






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