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Audrey
" The last 3 images are supposedly of the Oregon Trail near Guernsey, WY. I am very skeptical of this as the Smithsonian Magazine describes these ruts as 5' deep in soft sandstone. "
Oregon trail

Malta trail


Malta trail are deeper because they may have been used more intensively (obvious in the case of constant quarry work) and for much longer time than the Oregon trail, which have been in full intensive use for about twenty years, from the 1849 California gold rush until the train was completed in 1869 (my opinion).
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Wiki said
The Oregon Trail was laid by fur traders and traders from about 1811 to 1840, and was only passable on foot or by horseback. By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been cleared to Fort Hall, Idaho. Wagon trails were cleared increasingly farther west, and eventually reached all the way to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, at which point what came to be called the Oregon Trail was complete, even as almost annual improvements were made in the form of bridges, cutoffs, ferries, and roads, which made the trip faster and safer. From various starting points in Iowa, Missouri, or Nebraska Territory, the routes converged along the lower Platte River Valley near Fort Kearny, Nebraska Territory and led to rich farmlands west of the Rocky Mountains.
From the early to mid-1830s (and particularly through the epoch years, 1846–69) the Oregon Trail and its many offshoots were used by about 400,000 settlers, farmers, miners, ranchers, and business owners and their families. The eastern half of the trail was also used by travelers on the California Trail (from 1843), Mormon Trail (from 1847), and Bozeman Trail (from 1863), before turning off to their separate destinations. Use of the trail declined as the first transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, making the trip west substantially faster, cheaper, and safer.
400 000 passages is a lot, but it came quickly to an end. Was it the case in Malta? We just don't know.

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)

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Clapham Junction Malta 1860 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 498 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 377 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 451 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 376 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 298 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 278 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 302 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 290 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 262 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 274 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 270 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 230 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 277 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 246 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 252 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 268 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 213 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 204 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 330 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 190 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 237 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 179 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 262 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 204 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 319 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 219 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 194 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 189 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 193 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 234 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 203 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 181 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 185 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 175 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 168 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
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Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 186 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
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