Idaho's 1st Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member muddawber
N 42° 47.869 W 112° 15.717
12T E 396803 N 4739135
Quick Description: Idaho's first railroad was an off shoot of the transcontinental line.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2007 4:51:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM25G7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 31

Long Description:
Through this canyon once puffed the wood burning locomotives of the narrow-gauge Utah and Northern Railway.
Construction, undertaken by a Mormon co-op, came northward from a junction with the transcontinental line but stopped in 1874 at Franklin on the Utah-Idaho border. Jay Gould, famous financier of the Union Pacific, took over in 1877: trains were passing here the next summer and the rails reached Montana in 1880. New life for east Idaho followed the shrieking whistles of those little Utah and Northern trains
Marker Name: Idaho's 1st Railroad

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Bannock

City: Pocatello

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department

Marker Number: 17

Marker Text: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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