Hetch Hetchy Railroad

Hetch Hetchy Railroad (HMLR)

Location: Groveland, CA 95321 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 56.859', W 119° 47.273'

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Masterminding the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project was the brilliant chief engineer Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy. One of his first priorities was to build a reliable and high-capacity standard gauge railway that could traverse the rugged terrain even during winter snows.

This 68 mile-long railroad carried timber, concrete and other supplies, along with work crews and visitors, to and from the dam construction site. The railroad's round-the-clock schedule during all four seasons enabled the dam to be built in just 3½ years.

The Hetch Hetchy Railroad made its last trip in 1947. Tracks were removed to restore the landscape, and recycled parts of it are used today as guardrails to ensure safety along the road to the reservoir.
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HM NumberHMLR
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:56am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 255033 N 4203673
Decimal Degrees37.94765000, -119.78788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 56.859', W 119° 47.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 56' 51.54" N, 119° 47' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Dam, Groveland CA 95321, US
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