Plumas County Points of Interest

Keddie Wye
29 October 2011
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Keddie Wye
State Route 70
First leg built 1909
Second leg built 1931

At Keddie, six miles west of Quincy, stands the only railroad wye in the world with two legs on bridges and a closing track in a tunnel. This imposing structure, known as the Keddie Wye, was the scene of Western Pacific's Last Spike Ceremony on November 1, 1909.

The wye stands high above the waters of Spanish Creek. The town of Keddie was named after Arthur W. Keddie, the original surveyor of the railroad route through the Feather River Canyon.

Source: 7 Wonders of the Railroad World published by Plumas County Visitors Bureau

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