These pits are all that is left of the old Las Cascadas locomotive/engine sheds.   This picture was taken in 1962.  All the hustle and bustle of the locomotives being prepared to go to the diggings has long past.  Boy, if these pits could only tell their story.

Note from George Chevalier - Sadly the cut widening projects of the last 30 yrs. has obliterated most of the original sections of Bas Obispo/Camp Elliot and Las Cascadas/Camp Otis. The RR sheds and pits in Cascadas that I photographed in 1962 were all gone when I went back in 1968-69. The upper townsite street and house foundations were all buried deeply under new earth from the cut widening.


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