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Re: The New Highway over Cumbres Pass: 1968 - '72 . . .

September 16, 2020 12:52AM avatar
Earl Wrote:
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> . . .  When the last D&RGW trains ran,
> there were survey stakes at Cumbres
> marking the highway location.


Right, Earl -

Here's a previously posted view of the last westbound freight, August 28, 1968, arriving at Cumbres, but cropped and intensified a bit to emphasize the stakes marking the location for the new highway.  Note the 'dozer working on the hillside in the background:
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A wider view, as #484 whistles off after dropping helper #483, showing that a lot of grading had already been done just to the south of the new crossing's location:
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Quite a bit of work had also been done where the new highway would cross a bit upgrade from the ponds and old crossing at Coxo:
680828b28-alt.jpg

As highway construction progressed through The Narrows two years later, the presumably abandoned railroad was severely impacted — as seen in this June, 1970 photo by Ernie Robart:
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Photo copyright © 1970, 2015 by Ernest W. Robart - All Rights Reserved.

. . . and it wasn't until the summer and fall of 1972 that a steel retaining wall was installed to mitigate the situation:
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- El Abuelo Histœrico, Greengo y Curmudgeoño de los Locomoturas Viejos y Verdes,
aka Der Grossväterlich DünkelOlivGrünDampfKesselMantelLiebHabender




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2020 05:33PM by Russo Loco.
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