Independent from Long Beach, California on January 23, 1975 · Page 67
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' " · ' ' I I I · j. Pitw-Tthw r- -·! LOng. MOCfl Inowodmt, Preu-Tcktrtm, Wrimdtv, Jon. n, \m Jan. J), mi -·I LOty MOO) Inowodmt, Thurvlii*; Jan. J), mi ^^ 'Inyo, Dayton' famous face off will end at Promontory Point By BILL BEECHAM SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The place where the first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Point is los- ihg its locomotives to a bicentennial celebration. Replicas of two 19lh century locomotives have been at the Golden Spike National H i s t o r i c Site since 1970 and were one of the biggest tourist attractions at the point. But the National P a r k Service says the State of Nevada, owner of the locomotives, is recalling them to use in the 1976 bicentennial celebration. The engines, dubbed "Inyo" and "Dayton," were loaned to the federal agency in 1970 by Paramount Pictures. Nevada s u b s e q u e n t l y b o u g h t them. ·- The« : original engines, whiclfappeared in a celebrated photograph taken when a golden spike was driven into the ground at Promontory in 1869 to link the American coasts by rail, were scrapped at the turn of the century', said George D. Church, site superintendent. SINCE 1970when the isolated a r e a a b o u t 20 miles from t h e nearest major highway was made a historic site, the replica locomotives faced e a c h other on a stretch of track j u s t outside a curtain- covered bay window of the Visitors' Center. Tour guides opened the curtain and visitors tried to relive history as they viewed the two engines and coal tenders through t h e w i n d o w . C h i l d r e n were permitted to climb aboard and run about the trains which also were used in an annual reenactment of the historic "Wedding of the Rails." "They'll be dismantled, like a big set of toys, packed up and shipped off by train to Nevada," said Church. The Park Sen-ice has appealed for bidders to prepare plans, build and deliver two new locomotives to the site, just north of Great Salt Lake. "There are absolutely no detailed plans in existence for the originals," Church said, and no 1869- vinlage locomotives exist. "That means the replicas will have to be designed and built from an entirely new set of plans p r e p a r e d f r o m photo- g r a p h s and drawings. We're talking of roughly $1 million," he said. C H U R C H SAID the Park Service has a written agreement with Nevada allowing use of the trains until March 1976 "and I assume they'll abide by that." Asked if the new replicas would be in place by then, Church said, "It's a long shot that they could accomplish all t h a t in such a short time. There's a good possibility t h a t there will be nothing there for a while." Another problem facing the isolated site -- about 70 miles by car from Salt Lake City -- is a declining n u m b e r of v i s i t o r s . Church said 46,000 stopped in during 1974, year, down about h a l f f r o m 1973. "Just blame the energy crisis," he said. "People aren't driving here just to see the trains. 1 guess we're a victim of inflation like everyone els? " CHILD CLINGS to her dolls near Hoai Due, a disputed district near Saigon. Many residents fled their homes to safer territory when fighting flared again. fittle change... ,L/ .=x ?;« ,. Sl^ cfX§t)"^ ^-·k /t^-.. Phone 432-5959 { Pr Cl 1-mtJ Patients first! KANSAS C I T Y Wl Medical students at the University of Missouri at Kansas City see patients -- not professors --. on their first day of school. The innovative six-year UMKC medical school is one of the few in the United States that takes students d i r e c t l y f r o m h i g h school to doctor training, says Dr. E. Grey Dimond, school provost. Dr. Dimond said the .school breaks with tradition and offers first and second-year medical s t u dents only 75 per cent of their studies in the arts and sciences -- with the remainit.," time spent in realistic medical studies at Kansas City hospitals. In the final four years, he added, the percentage of s t u d e n t - s t u d y t i m e i s reversed. A sophisticated network of c o m p u t e r i z e d and audio-visual information is available to students 2-i hours a day in their "offices" in the school's new §13.-2 m i l l i o n medical building. Dr. Dimond explained^ The new medical building and the nearby $35- milliorf Harry S. Truman Medical Center are both being b u i l t u n d e r t h e city's $5.3-billion u r b a n renaissance program. LOCOMOTIVE FACE OFF depicting the joining of the nation's first transcontinental rail line in 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah, might be ended within a year. 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