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Date of photo: 1870s
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Facebook: Kevin Bunker‎

Tags: norden,

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The Central Pacific's railroad shops near Donner Summit in the 1870s. Nearly everything was covered with snowsheds because there was so much snow in the mountains.


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Date Uploaded: July 29, 2018

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/fb1772116756175217

Contributor: Kevin Bunker‎ on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Kevin Bunker‎

Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1772116756175217&set=pcb.2115619668709581&type=3&theater

Source Caption: An elevated 1870s view of Central Pacific's facilities at Summit, a.k.a. Norden, CA. Here the main line and turntable + helper engines spurs were fully covered by snowsheds, all designed to handle dense, deep snowpack that could last from winter through spring. California State Library via Calisphere.

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