Utah & Northern Railway

Utah & Northern Railway (tmp-1ae1d)

Location: Preston, ID 83263 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 8.454', W 111° 54.676'

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One mile south and directly west of this highway, an old 1878 railway grade is still visible, although trains have not used it since 1890.
Jay Gould — a nationally prominent financier and Union Pacific owner — extended Utah and Northern service north from Franklin to Montana by 1880. A narrow gauge line until 1887, it helped build up Cache Valley and accounted for many new Idaho cities and towns father north. But small, wood burning locomotives had a hard time ascending this hill. After a more direct route 4 miles west of here was completed, service north of Preston was abandoned on this grade.
HM Numbertmp-1ae1d
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424697 N 4665822
Decimal Degrees42.14090000, -111.91126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.454', W 111° 54.676'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 27.24" N, 111° 54' 40.56" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2400-2498 US-91, Preston ID 83263, US
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