Denver & Rio Grande Western [Southern Pacific]
Thistle, Utah (Spanish Fork Canyon)
September 3, 1995

Here one can see the radical restructuring of Spanish Fork Canyon by the massive 1983 landslide (sometimes referred to as a "mudslide"). The new mainline is at the lower left; the old grade is somewhere below the now-solidified mud. A special tunnel had to be constructed for the Spanish Fork River.

This page posted 10/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.