W9JIM - Jim Doss

W9JIM - Jim Doss

Posted on 11/25/2016


Photo taken on March  2, 2016



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Crossover Station

Crossover Station
Our destination. Sorry about the terrible photo. I'm really just trying to docuement my trip in pictures.

This is the crossover station for the Saline Valley Salt Tram. Salt was mined in the very early 1900s in Saline Valley (to the right) and transported over the Inyo Mountains down to Owens Lake near Swansea (to the left), where it was transported by narrow gauge railway to Nevada. In total, 30,000 tons of salt was shipped until the operation was shut down in the early 1930s.

In its day, the Saline Valley Salt Tram was the steepest tramway in the USA. It rose from Saline Valley, elevation 1,100 feet, to the crossover station at elevation 8,500 feet, then dropped to 3,600 feet at Owens Valley.

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Pam J
Pam J
Amazing !!
22 months ago.