September 3, 1995
Here at Springville, Utah, looking south from the Utah Highway 77 bridge, we see where the individually owned tracks of the Utah Railway and the Denver & Rio Grande Western temporarily diverged, even though operated as a shared double track mainline. They soon converged again for the climb up Spanish Fork Canyon to Thistle, where the Utah Railway used trackage rights on the D&RGW to reach Utah Junction at Helper. At the far right is the D&RGW's branch to Elberta, which originally continued to mines at Mammoth, Eureka and Silver City. In the background is the Wasatch Range.
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