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Southern Pacific freight train symbol EUASM
crossing the Burlington Northern at Stonghold, CA

Southern Pacific freight train symbol EUASM crossing the Burlington Northern at Stonghold, CA Southern Pacific freight train symbol EUASM crossing the Burlington Northern at Stonghold Southern Pacific manned helper engines on freight train symbol EUASM crossing the Burlington Northern at Stonghold Southern Pacific caboose on freight train symbol EUASM crossing the Burlington Northern at Stonghold, CA

The Great Northern crossed the Modoc Line at Stronghold on its way to Bieber. The Inside Gateway was completed in 1931. The GN installed an automatic interlocking here in October 1931 at a cost of $10,000. At the time the GN had two freight trains and the SP had two passenger and two freight trains a day. On July 7, 1989 train EUASM with engines 9265, 7269, 9400, 9215 with helper units 8325 and 7559 move 8,432 tons over the crossing bound for Alturas. Stronghold is at milepost 524 (measured from Oakland via Fernley, NV) on the SP and milepost 327 (measured from Wishram, WA) on the BN.  Disk 217