This looks like the Dee Highway to me. Alva Day shot this in 1948, on a day we know he went up to visit the city's water source near Lost Lake. It includes a caption, "Looking North. 2:15 PM 3-26-'48."
Before you ask me, the sign next to the railroad says, "RAILROAD." The text on the mailbox? "BOX"
I was just looking for a representative stretch of the Dee Highway in a Google streetview, but this crossing could in fact be the correct spot.
Arthur, that seems to be a very good match!
Dale Nicol on 22nd February 2021 @ 7:03am
Yep that looks like the spot.
Kyle on 22nd February 2021 @ 8:36am
Wish I owned that car!!!!!!
Roger Sheldrake on 22nd February 2021 @ 10:18am
I wonder if the clear spots on the distant hills are from clear cut logging or for orchards?
L.E. on 22nd February 2021 @ 10:22am
I don't think the google location is the right spot.
Go ahead on up the road a while in google view, and there's a pickup by what looks to me more like the crossing in the old picture.
First clue is that the railroad and paved road are too far apart in the first location. They can get closer together over the decades, but hard to move them further apart without leaving traces.
Second is that "my" guess at location has the mailboxes in the same place, and has some tree matches.
Alan Winston on 22nd February 2021 @ 5:28pm
here's the link: https://goo.gl/maps/6MmcqsdZgWtRMX3t6
Alan Winston on 22nd February 2021 @ 5:36pm
I agree with Alan.
Beth huk on 22nd February 2021 @ 8:48pm
Alva Day would love the new location guess. Lots of power poles and wires.
L.E. on 23rd February 2021 @ 6:49pm