Southern Pacific
Ogden, Utah (Cecil Junction)
September 1, 1996

Seen from 17th Street in the northwest part of Ogden, Utah is the Southern Pacific mainline to California, here looking southeast back towards Ogden with the Wahsatch Range looming at left. The signals mark the start of the curve away from the "old" Union Pacific-built main to Promontory Summit at Cecil Junction, where the "new" (1902-1904) Lucin Cutoff breaks away to head west across the northern end of the Great Salt Lake.

This page posted 8/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.