Eastern Mojave Vegetation Crossing of the Bodie and Benton Railroad  


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  Bodie & Benton Railroad, Mono County, California
Photograph taken 5-Jun-06.

Bodie and Benton R. R.

Surveyed in March, 1881, and completed in December 1881. With materials hauled from Hawthorne, Nevada, through Bodie to this road bed, at a cost of one million dollars. This narrow gauge railway carried timber supplies 31.74 miles from Mono Mills to Bodie station, rising in grade 2074 feet to an elevation of 8500 feet. Operations continued until 1918, when decreased mining activity caused the railroad to be dismantled.

Dedicated September 13, 1969
Bodie Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus
Mono County Board of Supervisors

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