and Colorado Picture Collection
Submited by David A. Wright
semaphore located at Laws. The signal is in its original
location to warn motorists on Silver Canyon Road (former
US Highway 6) to watch out for departing northbound trains
prior to World War 2. After that time, Southern Pacific
removed rails north from Laws, shortening the route between
here and Keeler, some 70 miles south. July 1998.
grade at Mount Whitney Station site, viewing north. Prior
to 1911, this was the depot site for residents of Lone Pine.
After this time, Owenyo and Lone Pine Station (located on
the standard gauge "Jawbone Branch") eclipsed Mount Whitney
Station off the map. Owenyo is located about five miles
further north. July 1998.
along the grade at Mount Whitney Station southward. Occasionally,
discarded spikes can be seen along the grade, although they
are getting more and more rare. July 1998.
the few places that narrow gauge rails can still be found,
this protruding out from under California Highway 136 between
Lone Pine and Keeler. View is southward, Keeler is about
five miles south along the grade. July 1998.