Thursday, January 01, 2009

SPRR stop known as Lemay, Utah


As a child in the 1950's, my family lived at a SPRR stop known as Lemay, Utah. Why is there no mention of this location on historical maps?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The historic maps on the website date from prior to the 1920's and most are from the 1800's. Was not able to quickly determine from a Google search when Lemay, Utah was founded or when the SPRR first had a stop there. Perhaps Lemay did not exist or the SPRR stop was added later than when the maps were published.

Do you know when Lemay was founded, or when the SPRR first had train service there?

1/01/2009 1:29 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Actually, Lemay, Utah is shown on the 1916 map which is easily found if you put "Lemay" into the CPRR Museum's website search. It would not be on earlier 19th century maps as it is located on the Lucin cutoff which did not exist when the line went north of the Great Salt Lake passing through Promontory Summit, instead of across the lake on a causeway, passing through Promontory Point.

1/01/2009 2:21 PM  

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