THE WYOMING SITE OF THE UNION PACIFIC’S INFAMOUS DALE CREEK BRIDGE

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN DURING A UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY  ANNUAL CONVENTION HELD IN CHEYENNE, WYOMING. MY THANKS TO JIM EHRENBERGER FOR MAKING THIS RARE VISIT TO THE BRIDGE SITE POSSIBLE.

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS  ARE BY THE OLD MACHINIST.

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.
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5 Responses to THE WYOMING SITE OF THE UNION PACIFIC’S INFAMOUS DALE CREEK BRIDGE

  1. Jeff Loseke says:

    I was on Hermosa Rd west of Ames monument. No trespassing signs near Dale Creek Bridge site. Who would I get permission from to hike in there?
    Thank you.

    • Hello Jeff,
      I do not have information about permission to gain access to the site. I believe the site is on the National List Of Historical Places.
      This is where I would start looking. Let me know what you learn.
      Regards, Mel

  2. Robert Teed says:

    Where can I find Dale Creek Crossing on Google Earth. I have been to Ames Monument in the 1980s and have chased Union Pacific Steam Trains in that area.

    • Hello Robert,
      Do a search on “Ames Monument”. Zoom in and you will be in the vicinity of the former site of the town of Summit.
      You will know you are in the right place when you observe the imprints left by the depot, roundhouse, and turntable.
      Follow the old roadbed west about three miles and you will run into the canyon of Dale Creek (pun intended). You will see the
      two abutments and the trestle foundations.
      Regards, Mel

  3. Jim Hanna says:

    I was quite pleased to happen on to your web site, and then even more pleasantly surprised to find a photo of my wife. She is the lady in the bright blue top in the shot of the UP Historical Society tour walking out of the east approach cut!

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