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Make play a high priority in your life for if you die tomorrow no one can play for you, but someone can and will do your work for you!!!" Ken Beebe (Dr. Play)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another Blurb...

Driving just east of Field, we were very fortunate to be able to see a train entering the Spiral Tunnels. The grade is much too steep here for any train to ascend, so what do you do? you tunnel spirals in the core of 2 mountains to overcome the steep grade. Standing where these pictures are taken, the train runs east into the first tunnel, is facing south when it exits. It then makes a right turn and heads west right under where we are standing. We can see the engines right below us, and the rest of the train still entering the first tunnel. It then proceeds South again into the second tunnel and exits facing east again, having gained the altitude needed to overcome this steep part of the trans Canada highway.

The last picture is one I took directly behind where I am standing for the train pictures, It looks incredibly fake. It actually looks like a bad painting. hehe.

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