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Date of photo: 1870s
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.
Date Uploaded: July 29, 2018
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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.