ECHO CANYON SCENES AND THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Several years ago, I slowly worked my way up Echo Canyon road, all the while synchronizing my thoughts to the vibrations of history which permeate the canyon. The frantic race with the Central Pacific for maximum miles of construction, that played out in these Utah canyons, is the primal source of  these vibrations. There is no better experience, armed with the familiarity of history, than presence at the actual place of the historic events.

Of course I had to pause my historical reverie at times to accommodate my compulsion to photograph the canyon. Here is a sample of the resulting images.

Click on any image to enlarge.

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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