Monday, May 30, 2022

The work of Chinese railroad workers endangered

"The work of Chinese railroad workers endangered." by Raymond Douglas Chong, © AsAmNews, May 29, 2022. (News Article)

" ... The Central Pacific Railroad steam locomotive rolled through the Summit Tunnel on November 30, 1867. ... vandalism [awful graffiti problem (CLICK)] threatens a piece of American history made possible by the Chinese who built the Transcontinental Railroad. The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Summit Tunnels Number 6 and Number 7 and Summit camp as one of "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places" for 2021. The National Trust wants to raise awareness about the threats facing one of the nation's greatest treasures as part of our American history. ... The Summit Tunnel Conservation Association's mission is to protect and preserve the 1867 Transcontinental Railroad Tunnel Area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They are pursuing the National Historic Landmark designation from the National Park Service. It will illustrate its significant historical meaning for Americans. ... The Summit Tunnel Conservation Association wants to establish a storytelling and research center about the Summit Tunnel. ... " [More]

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Union Pacific Railroad could utilize the New York Subway experience. The NY Subways had an awful graffiti problem until they started promptly removing all graffiti from the subway cars. Not much point in vandals wasting their time adding new graffiti, if it is promptly removed! There must be some local contractor with the equipment to quickly power wash off graffiti from the summit tunnel, who would appreciate getting the work. That would also be respectful of the memory of the Chinese who built the Central Pacific Railroad across the Sierra Nevada mountains.

5/30/2022 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also see: Crag cleanup covers up Donner Summit graffiti, 'Sierra Sun', July 19, 2018.

5/30/2022 1:46 PM  

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