John Henderson (Dave Hale's buddy) on his climb to the curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram in the spring of 2006 (see map below).


Saline-to-Owens-Valley Tramway 4



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Salt Tram profile over the Inyo Mountains.
[Eastern California Museum]





John on the trail to the crossover.


Remains of the Salt Tram "Deadman" (anchor and tension counterweight identified on the above profile map) located at the base of the Inyos in Saline Valley.


Remains of the Salt Tram "Deadman" (anchor and tension counterweight identified on the above profile map) located at the base of the Inyos in Saline Valley.


Tram towers crossing the Inyo Mountains.


Tram towers crossing the Inyo Mountains.


Remains of another anchor and tension counterweight.


Remains of another anchor and tension counterweight overlooking the Saline Valley.




 Saline Valley Aerial Tramway Location/Map




Saline Valley from the anchor and tension counterweight pictured above.


Approaching the first curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram.


Approaching the first curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram.




Salt Tram tram hardware.


Remains of one of the salt tram cars.




Remains of anchor and tension counterweight.


Remains of anchor and tension counterweight and tram support tower (closest tower) overlooking Saline Valley. If you look carefully you can see the remains of the straight line of towers (white line) heading off towards Saline Dry Salt Lake.


First curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram - looking west.


First curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram - looking east.


Salt Tram tram hardware.


Wild desert companion.


First curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram - looking east.




Cable guides silent and rusted.



Cable guides and rails at the breakover station.


Saline Valley overlook from the curved rail breakover station.


Saline Valley overlook from the curved rail breakover station.


First curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram - looking east.


First curved rail breakover station on the Saline Valley side of the tram - looking east.




Hardware silent and rusted.


Cable rail support structure.


Hub of one of the belt wheels.


Hardware silent and rusted.



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stock certificate




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