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Southern Pacific Railroad signal bridge at Bena Helper Spur

Southern Pacific Railroad engines return to Bena Helper Spur Southern Pacific Railroad signal bridge at Bena Helper Spur

A four unit set of engines has returned from Summit and heads into the helper spur. The signal bridge was lost during the flood of 1983. The grade levels out at the Bena helper track. The grade up to the curving cut just south of the crossover at Sandcut is 1.3 percent. The grade from here to east end of Ilmon siding is generally less than 1 percent.

Southern Pacific Mojave Flyer at Bena Helper Spur

A short time later, the Mojave Flyer (Extra 9316 East) sails by the helper set on June 11, 1980. Disk 40