Ten-Mile (HM1ZLC)

Location: Snowville, UT 84336 Box Elder County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 42.992', W 112° 52.735'

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Mile 746.6 from San Francisco

Ten-Mile was part of the long, circuitous route around the northern edge of the Great Salt Lake. Dry, inhospitable geography and steep railroad grades requiring helper locomotives in several locations led the railroad companies to look for an alternative, more direct route. Once the Lucin Cutoff was built across the Great Salt Lake, the distance was reduced by 43.8 miles and the new route was much less steep. The towns along the abandoned northern route declined once the new section was established.

Ten-Mile was a section station established in 1869. The name was derived from its distance west of the Lake section station. The station consisted of a section house, train car body, and a water tank, though nothing but disturbed soil and broken glass mark the spot today. Four years after it was established, the section facilities were moved to the nearby Seco townsite.
Series This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series
Placed ByDepartment of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 343700 N 4620009
Decimal Degrees41.71653333, -112.87891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.992', W 112° 52.735'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 59.52" N, 112° 52' 44.1" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Railroad Grade Rd, Snowville UT 84336, US
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