Saturday, July 02, 2005

Question: Is the Transcontinental Railroad over the Sierra being torn out?

From: "Jake Rudisill"

I recently visited the CA Sierra, and while driving over the historic Lincoln Highway over Donner Summit above Truckee, observed at the visitor's pull-out that it appears that the track trough all of the snow sheds adjacent to the road had been removed. Is this true? How could such a national landmark and treasure be torn away? No more trains running above Donner lake, with the dazzling view below. Was my observation correct?

Jake Rudisill
Pleasanton, CA