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San Francisco-Salt Lake Airway

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This is a work in progress and will be constantly updated as new information is found.
Beacons arrraged the same as airway map.
DOCILF= Department of Commerce Intermediate Field
SF-SL = San Francisco-Salt Lake airway

San Francisco-Reno Section

SECTION MAP BCN # NAME GPS PID CITY
  Reno-Tahoe Airport 39.495349, -119.770799   Reno
  Hubbard Field DOCILF 39.495349, -119.770799 KR1725 Mount Rose
  Reno Air Mail Field/ Blanchfield Field DOCILF 39.499393, -119.814346   Reno
  Blanchfield Historical Marker

39.498133, -119.812752

   
18 Mogul 18 39.510018, -119.922404   Reno
18 Reno "18 SF-SL" 39.490000, -119.964888 KR1732 Reno
17 Boca "17 SF-SL" 39.472643, -120.039675 KS1392 Boca
16B Truckee DOCILF "16B SF-SL" 39.35647, -120.13494   Truckee
16 Truckee Tahoe Airport "SF-SL" 39.318931, -120.145126   Truckee
15 Donner Summit / Norden "15 SF-SL" 39.321803, -120.336218 KS1455 Norden
14B Troy "14B SF-SL" 39.310908, -120.465699   Troy
14A Cisco Grove "14A SF-SL" 39.308504, -120.562389 KS1461 Cisco Grove
13 Blue Canyon DOCILF "13 SF-SL" 39.275927, -120.708907   Blue Canyon
11B Colfax "11B SF-SL" 39.104856, -120.956793 KS1479 Colfax
11A Auburn "11A SF-SL" 38.992071, -121.056266 JS4077 Auburn
10 Auburn DOCILF "10 SF-SL" 38.948340, -121.074737   Auburn
10 Auburn Airport "10 SF-SL" 38.953229, -121.074541   Auburn
9 Newcastle /Penryn "9 SF-SL" 38.872310, -121.172809 JS4087 Penryn
8 Roseville "8 SF-SL" 38.751988, -121.303315 JS4151 Roseville
7 Mather Field "SF-SL" 38.556919, -121.298273   Sacramento
5 Clarksburg "5 SF-SL" 38.386281, -121.615920 JS4291 Clarksburg
4 Rio Vista "4 SF-SL" 38.259541, -121.737636 JS4319 Liberty Island
3 Birds Landing "3 SF-SL"

38.116924, -121.864601

JS4398 Antioch North
2A Concord DOCILF "2A SF-SL" 37.968889, -121.994722   Concord
SD Mt. Diablo "SD SF-SL" 37.881691, -121.914020   Mt. Diablo
2B "2B SF-SL" 38.030134, -122.001943 JT2093 Vine Hill
1B Acalanes Ridge "1B SF-SL" 37.902652, -122.078105   Walnut Creek
1A Oakland "1A SF-SL" 37.787462, -122.145042 HT2511 Oakland East
  Oakland International Airport 37.720150, -122.221016   Oakland
  Oakland Airport Beacon 37.730416, -122.211136   Oakland
  Oakland Airport-Durant Field 37.747129, -122.197583   Oakland
  Mills Field / San Francisco International Airport 37.615856, -122.386136   San Francisco
  38 2 7 654

Reno-Elko Section

SECTION MAP

BCN #

NAME

GPS

PID

CITY

Buffalo Valley 26A SF-SL 42 Elko Regional Airport 40.823741, -115.791495   Elko
42 Elko Air Mail Field DOCILF "42 SF-SL" 40.828789, -115.780015   Elko
40 Grindstone "40 SF-SL" 40.729770, -115.983957 LQ0749 Grindstone Mtn
39 Palisade "39 SF-SL" 40.652859, -116.274250 LR0894 Emigrant Pass
37B Dunphy "37B SF-SL" 40.708138, -116.524278 LR0912 Dunphy
37A Beowawe DOCILF "37A SF-SL" 40.596078, -116.507777 LR0914 The Geysers
36 Mule Canyon "36 SF-SL" 40.562998, -116.695748 LR0915 Mule Canyon
36 Stony Point "36 SF-SL" 40.662805, -116.756111 LR0921 Stony Point
35 Lander /Battle Mt "35 SF-SL" 40.608824, -116.873958 LR0923 Bateman Spring
35 Battle Mt DOCILF "35 SF-SL"  1st location 40.640332, -116.942334 LR0932 Battle Mountain
34 "34 SF-SL"      
33 "33 SF-SL"      
32 Needle Peak "32 SF-SL" 40.315598, -117.506403 LR0843 Needle Peak
32 Buffalo Valley DOC-IF "32 SF-SL" 40.345195, -117.347534 LR0841 Wild Range Canyon
31 Pleasant Valley DOCILF "31 SF-SL" 40.323067, -117.665876   Pleasant Valley
303 Polkinghorne Spring "303 SF-SL" 40.228792, -117.741354   Polkinghorne Spring
30 McKinney Pass "30 SF-SL" 40.205948, -117.804526 LR0848 Mc Kinney Pass
28B Humboldt / Rochester DOCILF "28B SF-SL" 40.085644, -118.156961   Dewey-Humbolt - Rochester
28A Humboldt "28A SF-SL" 40.075377, -118.181521 LS0572 Buena Vista Hills North
253 Carson Sink "253 SF-SL" 39.850545, -118.684345 KR1538 Carson Sink Sw
24 Parran DOCILF "24 SF-SL" 39.813277, -118.856889   Parran
24 Parran "24 SF-SL" 39.813248, -118.856883 KR1556 Parran
23 Soda Lake "23 SF-SL" 39.747276, -118.936254 KR1547 Soda Lake Nw
22 Fernley DOCILF "22 SF-SL" 39.620278, -119.196667   Fernley
216 "216 SF-SL" 39.608273, -119.289947   Fernley
212 "212 SF-SL" remains 39.598522, -119.370098   Sparks
212 "212 SF-SL" location 39.597231, -119.370118   Sparks
20 Tracy Clark "20 SF-SL" 39.578623, -119.490192   Sparks
20 Derby Dam 20 "SF-SL" 39.580850, -119.487350 KR1596 Derby Dam
19 Vista "19 SF-SL" 39.530633, -119.656117 KR1752 Vista
19 Vista alt "19 SF-SL" 39.530907, -119.655633 KR1753 Vista

Alternate Route Discontinued November 1930

37 Mote "37 SF-SL" 40.740119, -117.063519   Mote
36B Stonehouse "36B SF-SL" 40.846553, -117.193631   Stonehouse
36A Pumpernickle / Iron Point DOCILF "36A SF-SL" 40.909402, -117.285699   Pumpernickle
35 Golconda / Preble #35 SF-SL" 40.925068, -117.398107   Golconda
34 Elgon Cluster Blinker "34 SF-SL" 41.007369, -117.592923   Elgon Siding
33 Winnamucca Airport "33 SF-SL" 40.904677, -117.801225 LR0877 Winnemucca West
32A Winnemucca DOCILF "32A SF-SL" 40.896611, -117.805889   Winnemucca
31 Mill City "31 SF-SL" 40.757958, -118.022663   Mill City
304 Humboldt Cluster Blinker "304 SF-SL"     Humboldt
30 Imlay DOCILF "30 SF-SL"     Imlay
29 Valery "29 SF-SL"     Valery
27 Coal Canyon "27 SF-SL" 40.295988, -118.351783   Lovelock
26A Lovelock / Derby Field DOCILF"26A  SF-SL" 40.069792, -118.570921 LS0603 Lovelock
25 Miriam "25 SF-SL"     Miriam
24 Huxley Field "24 SF-SL"     Huxley
239 Cinnabar Hill Blinker "239 SF-SL"     Cinnabar Hill
234 Desert Peak "234 SF-SL"     Fernley
23 Eagle Salt Works "23 SF-SL"     Fernley
 

Elko-Salt Lake Section

SECTION MAP

BCN #

NAME

GPS

PID

CITY

61 Lake Point "61A /64 SF-SL"  40.704553,-112.253627 LP0424 Mills Junction
60 Grantsville Airport Beacon "60 SF-SL" 40.658171, -112.458505 LP0434 Burmester
59 Poverty Point "59 SF-SL" 40.750015, -112.648235 LP0482 Poverty Point
58 Tooele DOCILF "59B / 62 SF-SL" 40.658171, -112.458505   Tooele
57 Low "57 SF-SL" 40.826505, -112.905742 LP0496 Low
56 Knolls DOCILF "56 SF-SL" 40.726996, -113.174050 LP0511 Aragonite Nw
55 Barro "55 SF-SL" 40.727203, -113.469121 LP0515 Barro
53 Salduro "53 SF-SL" 40.733621, -113.754950 LP0579 Salduro
52 Wendover USAF Bcn 40.752796, -114.019823 LQ0586 Leppy Peak
52 Wendover DOCILF "52 SF-SL" 40.718694, -114.030889   Wendover
52 Wendover "52 SF-SL" 40.729371, -114.032394 LQ0597 Wendover
52 Wendover Tower 40.727897, -114.037806   Wendover
51 Wendover "51 SF-SL" 40.739942, -114.099722 LQ0601 Wendover
501 Hardy Creek "501 SF-SL" 40.881409, -114.397957 LQ0629 Hardy Creek
50 Silver Zone Pass "50 SF-SL" 40.927868, -114.294452 LQ0620 Silver Zone Pass
49 Shafter DOCILF "49B SF-SL" 40.851696, -114.440217 LQ0626 Shafter
49 Little Lake Pass "49A SF-SL" 40.829239, -114.579719   Little Lake Pass
48 Pequop Summit "48 SF-SL" 41.080882, -114.558799 MT0752 Pequop Summit
48 Ventosa / Tobar DOCILF "48 SF-SL" 40.857931, -114.804965 LQ0676 Ventosa
         
46 Wells DOCILF "46B / 46 SF-SL" 41.091667, -114.967778   Wells
46B Wells Airport "46B SF-SL" 41.114654, -114.927391 MT0765 Wells
45 Welcome "45 SF-SL" 41.102691, -115.090430 MT0818 Welcome
44 Herder Creek "44 SF-SL" 41.120872, -115.243186 MT0819 Herder Creek
43 Halleck DOCILF "43 SF-SL" 40.950755, -115.452839   Halleck
42 Osino "42 SF-SL" 40.886771, -115.718973 LQ0737 Osino
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Links

Airway Bulletin No. 1, page 51, September 1, 1931

Airway Bulletin No. 1, page 52, September 1, 1931

Airway Bulletin No. 1, page 49, September 1, 1932

Airway Bulletin No. 1, page 50, September 1, 1932

Airway Beacon Erection Starts with First Light To Be Placed near Mogul "Reno Gazette", (Reno, Nevada) July 31, 1928

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