The Ophir Steam Train

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The Ophir Steam Train

While traveling a road less traveled, I found the town of Ophir, Utah. The photo shown here was attached to the ore wagon shown in my portfolio. It shows a large steam traction engine pulling four ore wagons that were each hauling 15 tons of ore. This was the way ore was hauled from the Cliff mines to the St. John rail loading station from 1903 to 1912 when the railroad arrived in Ophir.