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Horseshoe Curve

A visit to PRR’s landmark arc west of Altoona in 1940

2-10-4 to Revelstoke

Ride over the Rockies in the cab of CP’s biggest power

The Battle of Sherman Hill

A new line tames Union Pacific’s route west of Cheyenne

Reopening Tunnel 10

A tunnel fire closes a key route west from Denver in 1943

California’s Mountain Midget

Quincy Railroad links a small town to the WP main line

Saluda

The steepest mainline grade tests Southern Railway men

Stranded Streamliner

Snow traps the City of San Francisco on SP’s Donner Pass

B&O Battles the Alleghenies

The West End features four grades of 2 percent or more

Also in this issue:

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 16
SP’s Tehachapi Pass and Cuesta Grade

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 28
Milwaukee’s Pacific Extension; NP’s Mullan Pass

Tennessee Narrow Gauge, pg. 30
4-percent grades, 32-degree curves, and trim 4-6-0s on the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 36
Maine Central in Crawford Notch

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 38
Milwaukee’s Pacific Extension; NP’s Mullan Pass

Tennessee Narrow Gauge, pg. 50
4-percent grades, 32-degree curves, and trim 4-6-0s on the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 52
Maine Central in Crawford Notch

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 58
Western Maryland; Western Pacific

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 70
GN’s Cascade catenary; D&RGW’s Royal Gorge

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 78
Sacramento Northern in the Oakland Hills

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 96
Erie in western New York; Lackawanna in the Poconos

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 108
N&W’s Blue Ridge Grade

Mountain Railroads in Photos, pg. 122
CN in the Rockies