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 In 2008, the cut has not changed but the light 56 pound (per yard) iron "pear" rail has been replaced by 136 pound (per yard) continuously welded steel rail.