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RWCJr

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ATSF dual track bridge
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:07:56 PM »
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Saw this Jack Delano image on Shorpy's page http://www.shorpy.com/node/17758?size=_original#caption .
Nice view of the trackage between the dual track and normal double track. Bet that curve had a very low speed limit.
Robert

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Re: ATSF dual track bridge
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 02:00:28 AM »
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Great shot, Robert. Excellent find.

Cheers!
Marc - Riverside

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Re: ATSF dual track bridge
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 06:41:05 PM »
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Wow, a gantlet track on the Santa Fe transcon.   Learn something new everyday.   :lol:

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Re: ATSF dual track bridge
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 07:49:25 PM »
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Is that bridge still there?  Looks like the bridge is curved and there is pavement on each side of the tracks. Also an armed guard.

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Re: ATSF dual track bridge
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 08:16:49 PM »
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No. It was replaced with a double-track deck truss many years ago (couldn't find a date, but it was decades back - possibly the '50s). Here's another view of the bridge I found in a search:

http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218908
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Re: ATSF dual track bridge
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 09:55:30 PM »
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A comment on the Shorpy page says that the new bridge was built only two years after the photo, and has a link:
http://gbcnet.com/ushighways/US66/66_colorado_river.html