Milepost 49.1 Trout Lake Elev. 9,802


Once again, the railway needed to add distance to the line in order to keep the ruling grade to Lizard Head at a "manageable" 3.5%. They chose to build a loop of track around Trout Lake and constructed bridge 51-A to cross the Lake Fork of the San Miguel River. Trout Lake is merely a passing siding and a much needed water stop.

My model of Trout Lake mimics in the prototype with a passing siding, water tank, trestle and a whole lot of mountain scenery dwarfing the line to Lizard Head pass.

Trout Lake Trackplan

Trout Lake Trackplan