The series of long right and left bends begun at the Palisades Trestle continues as the rails hug the slopes of the Sperry Hills.
This is the exit of the long left bend with the cement culvert.
The Amargosa River in 2001 is currently running right against the western side, just below the roadbed.
At this point the river is dropping away faster than the roadbed. Sounds of its passage can be heard as you walk along.
In flood, the river fills the width of the canyon, and the far hillside diverts the rushing waters back to the southwest before the gentler western slopes guide it back to a southerly flow.
At this point we're about halfway down to the Amargosa Narrows.
As you stroll easily downgrade, just consider the poor fireman shovelling for all he was worth to maintain a head of steam coming back up this grade!
Some good views of the Palisades can be had by looking back up the grade.
These all would have been ballasted deck bridges or trestles as shown by the one remaining under the Palisades.
Most of the western hillside is of a softer material and has slowly slid down to partly fill the cuts and raise the original level through this area.
The last cut opens out onto a long fill and the Narrows Trestle.
After passing through the A. C. E. C. boundary fence (and closing it), we jump the Amargosa once more. A short climb up to the roadbed gives us a look back up the T&T and the Amargosa Canyon
On the right side of the roadbed, near the edge of the drop to the river, is the location for the photograph of Harry Rosenberg's father supervising the Bridge Gang.