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Tunnels have been avoided on this climb, out of the Sacramento River Canyon. The price for this cost cutting: The line runs quite exposed to the elements along this precipice, and there are several curves of 574 feet radius.

© Robert Morris Photography, used with permission. For railroad photography in the Dunsmuir region, this site offers a huge selection. The photo above can be viewed here in its original context.

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574 feet radius 175 m radius 10 degrees of curvature

Last modified: 2003-08-06