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The Bloomer Cut in California, An 1860s Engineering Marvel (editor's title)

Bloomer Cut, California
Half of stereograph no. 12 by Alfred A. Hart entitled "Bloomer Cut, 63 feet high looking West." The location is above Newcastle, California, and an unidentified locomotive is at the rear of the cut, illustrating the dramatic perspective (in depth when seen stereographically) of the engineering marvel. The cut is 33 miles from Front Street in Sacramento. Photographs of engineering feats were popular in the 19th century, especially in stereograph format because of the heightened depth perspective stereographs provide. In 2008, the cut has not changed but the light 56 pound (per yard) iron "pear" rail has been replaced by 136 pound (per yard) continuously welded steel rail.
Alternate Title Central Pacific Locomotive Running Through Bloomer Cut
Source Oakland Museum of California
Coverage Spatial, Newcastle, California; temporal, c. 1866
Rights Oakland Museum of California
Date Created c1866
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Near Newcastle, California
Image Type Train in a man-made landscape
Collection Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad
Image ID H4695.75
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