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NY0473 - SPRR 'R 5' Bolt - Klamath County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 23.145 W 121° 48.887
10T E 597562 N 4693287
Quick Description: This NGS square bolt is imbedded in a stone abutment next to railroad tracks in Klamath County, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 3:01:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMGE2C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:
I recovered this Southern Pacific Railroad square iron bolt in good condition. It is imbedded on the NW corner of an abutment and west of railroad tracks that span across an irrigation canal that flows from Klamath Lake. There is no monumentation date but I've recovered similar iron bolts along railroad tracks in this area and know that the abutments and culverts along this stretch were built around 1919, so I would assume that this bolt was monumented from around that time frame. The NGS datasheet description is adequate for recovery and my posted coordinates will place you directly on the station.

NGS datasheet info:

Unknown by SPRR (MONUMENTED)

01/01/1954 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1954 12.5 MI N FROM KLAMATH FALLS. 12.5 MILES NORTH ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KLAMATH FALLS, 0.7 MILE NORTHWEST OF BENCH MARK L 546, OPPOSITE THE JUNCTION OF U. S. HIGHWAY 97 AND A ROAD LEADING SOUTHEAST UP A STEEP GRADE, ABOUT 83 YARDS SOUTH OF THE SOUTH END OF A RAILROAD SLIDE SIGNAL FENCE, AT BRIDGE 441.80, IN THE TOP OF THE STONE BALLAST ON THE NORTH ABUTMENT, 8.1 FEET WEST OF THE WEST RAIL, 1.2 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE BALLAST, AND ABOUT 2 FEET LOWER THAN THE TRACK.

01/01/1962 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

06/30/1988 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1988 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: R 5

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): Southern Pacific Railroad

Monumentation type: Bolt

County: Klamath County

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Modoc Point (1985)

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: NY0473

Local database's URL (optional): [Web Link]

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

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