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Oregon RR History: Lake Labish Railroad Disaster

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Hidden : 5/10/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A cache placed in recognition of National Train Day (5/10/08). Please do not go near the Railroad tracks!! This is #3 in a series of Railroad History Caches highlight history of active rail lines in Oregon. There was a non-activated TB tag for FTF, congrats to Carolgirl for FTF!

On 11/12/1890 there was a major railroad disaster at Lake Labish, Oregon. A Southern Pacific passenger train was crossing a long trestle that collapsed killing 5 injuring 122. Lake Labish has long since been drained and is now farmland. The cache lies just north of this fateful location. When driving north on I-5 you will notice the long fill the Railroad currently runs on with one small trestle bridge. In 1890 the fill was all trestle.

The Trestle
The Collapsed Trestle
The wreck, ouch...

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N qvssrerag glcr bs envy

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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