The far end of the trestle is at I-84, that track bed can still be seen passing under I-84 twice before going around Memaloose viewpoint that is seen on top. The track being used for the new fill is 3' and will be finalized with 4' 81/2" standard guage as seen at left. The far end of this curved fill is the beginning of the long straight bed pictured here earlier.
Kenn on 19th October 2017 @ 9:51am
Kenn, all due respect because you ARE THE MAN when it comes to RR grade alignments....but....I think this photo is from directly underneath the Memaloose rest stop on I-84. Here: 45.697166°, -121.337326° . I happened to have walked down there a few times this past summer, for "work", and I had wondered what had spanned that curved pond on the original 1882 alignment. You taught me well to ponder the 1882 alignment :-)
Scott Cook on 19th October 2017 @ 8:11pm
Scott, sure likes to meet you there to compare notes, the pond you mention I believe is the one has been pictured here recently. Note the difference in grade levels ~
Kenn on 20th October 2017 @ 9:24am
More evidence that the gorge has been blasted and changed for many years.
L.E. on 20th October 2017 @ 11:04am
I could still see pilings for this trestle when I-84 (then I-80N) opened but now all that is seen from the road is a brush line. I planned to go down to look for remains but crossing four lanes of traffic and a concrete wall dampened my enthusiasm..
Kenn on 26th October 2017 @ 4:47pm
Since the burn that happened below and moving east from Memaloose - the old main line bed is very evident and can be walked, right up to the cliff over the pond that is there now... I stared off that edge wondering how long the trellis would have needed to be - this image clears it up!
E. Thompson on 4th February 2022 @ 8:40am