Mountain Railroads

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The epic struggle against gravity in the age of steam and early diesel.

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Description

Mountain Railroads, the latest special issue from Classic Trains, explores railroading’s battle with gravity and geography — getting heavy trains up steep grades and safely descending them. The 124-page special edition features new and rare photos, detailed maps, and classic articles from Trains magazine, including:

  • Horseshoe Curve — A visit to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Allegheny Mountain landmark in 1940.
  • Cajon Pass — To reach Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Union Pacific trains faced a climb of 1.6 percent, then a descent of 3.5 percent!
  • 2-10-4 to Revelstoke — Ride the cab with David P. Morgan over Canadian Pacific’s crossing of the Continental Divide.
  • Snowbound Streamliner — Hundreds of people were marooned for three days when SP’s City of San Francisco got stuck on Donner Pass.
  • Saluda Grade — Generations of crews battled the short but fierce grade of the Southern Railway’s line south of Asheville, N.C.
  • And more!

Mountain Railroads is now available in a convenient digital format so you can enjoy your favorite hobby on your PC, Mac, laptop, iPad, iPhone and select Android devices version 2.2 or higher. Powered by Zinio™, digital editions are compatible with PC, Macintosh®, Android™ via Google Play™ app, iOS™ via App StoreSM, and Win8 devices.

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