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On routes used by "hot" freight, superelevation is tailored to speed requirements. Please note the careful application of gravel to the ends of the ties, which increases the lateral strength of the track by a huge amount.

© Chuck Donaldson, used with permission. On his website "Somewhere west of Denver", you can find this picture plus additional ones of the same location, Williams Junction near Flagstaff AZ.

Last modified: 2005-04-09