Railroad bridges

Rick A Mar 31, 2021

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am thinking perhaps Google Earth would help you pin down a few locations?
     
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    Not sure I want to dedicate that much time. There's are a whole bunch of rail bridges across the Upper Mississippi. :eek:

    Here's a photo of a line exiting a tunnel, on the flat for 100 yards while crossing another rail line, then entering the bridge. After the bridge it hangs a hard left into town while paralleling the River. The amount of rail traffic, of different companies, on the Upper River was amazing.

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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that's 3 rail lines, plus the one your on!o_O
     
  4. Hytec

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    Nope, just three. Hope you can forgive me, but I was on a boat. :D
     
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    That looks like it could be at East Dubuque, IL.
     
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    Quite Possible. Google Maps shows rail lines that have similar routing, though offers no satellite view. Above St. Louis, every community/town/city seemed to blur into the next. I didn't realize there was so much industry and economy so closely packed along the River. It was overwhelming for someone growing up in forested rural New York and New Hampshire, now living in south Mississippi equally rural and forested. Thanks.
     
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    The above was originally Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific but is now used by the regional "Farmrail".

    Some other classic bridges to look at are; "The Bridge on the River Kawi" '57, "The Bridge at Remagen" '69, "A Bridge Too Far" '77, "Bridge to Terabithia" '07 and last but not least the "Bridge of Spies" '15.
     
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    That's a great photo. Beautiful detail which mine doesn't have. Thanks Hemi.
     
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    Unless a bear chases you across the bridge!
     
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    A few more from the collection. index.jpg index (2).jpg index.jpg
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    I live in grizzly country, and do carry spray with me whenever out into more rural lands.
     
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    Dale Creek, WY on the original UP route to Sherman Hill summit. The ROW has been since relocated, but the foundations for this mighty trestle remains.
    Around 2 miles from the current ROW, you can find the ghost of the mighty trestle: https://goo.gl/maps/W9gLWaxQe11MaeBN8

     
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    How do you tell the difference between a Black Bear and a Grizzly Bear?
    With the bear chasing you, climb up a tree.
    If the bear comes up after you, it is a Black Bear.
    If it knocks the tree down, it is a Grizzly.
     
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