Trans Con Railroad Trip Report 5-15-10

ttora4runner

Expedition Leader
Okay so I'm about two weeks late in posting this up.

So on the 15th of this month I meet up with a small group of cruisers from the Wasatch Cruisers to run a portion of the old Central Pacific Railroad, stopping at the Sun Tunnels, the township sites of Terrace and Kelton and then making our way to the Spiral Jetty.

The trip took us from Wendover, Nevada to just north of Brigham City, Utah covering approximately 170 miles of dirt roads.

Well, enough of the rambling on to the photo's:

Headin on out to the Sun Tunnels:






Sun Tunnels






Headin out to Terrace along the Old Central Pacific Railroad




It's surprising that after all these years the route is still straight.




 

ttora4runner

Expedition Leader
Headin on out to the Spiral Jetty








The Spiral Jetty




Group shot


The trail leader give a little spilly on the Spirl Jetty






The trip overall was mostly uneventually up until the time we were leaving the Jetty. The yellow/green FJ posted a few photo's back up decided to throw a fit and sending the fan into the radiator. Needless to say it had to be towed about 30 (about half dirt road, half paved) miles to the nearest town until the owner could come back and get it with a trailer.

The part of that trip that scared us the most was descending a hill with the vehicle in tow. Kind of a little pucker factor to it. :Wow1::Wow1:

Besides that the trip was great and everyone had a good time.
 

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ttora4runner

Expedition Leader
History and adventure just seem to go hand in hand, don't they?
Yep.

What really surpised me was that there was nothing left of those towns. I would've thought that there would've been more left that just a few scraps of wood, brick and bunch of broken pottery and glass.
 

cruiseroutfit

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Great trip report Teaaron, you should share it with the club that invited you along :ylsmoke:
 

Rot Box

Explorer
Looks like a lot of fun! :bike_rider:

I love that area--its so weird and lonesome for the most part.
 
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