Locomotive at Cape Horn, 1886
This photograph of a locomotive at Cape Horn during construction of the 1886 trestle from the Placer County Archives, is printed in Images of America, ROCKLIN". The author, Carmel Barry-Schweyer, works at the archives. The cut face of Cape Horn sure doesn't look too high, does it? And the drop off, into Burnt Flat, isn't too steep, either, in 1886.
This photograph of Cape Horn is labelled on the reverse "locomotive #75." The locomotive is travelling East to West. The bridge, 120 feet long, was built in 1886 and was removed in 1895 according to Southern Pacific Transportation Co. records.
Image courtesy Placer County Department of Museums, Carmel Barry-Schweyer and Alycia S. Alvarez.