Limestone loads decend the 3% Monarch branch crossing US 54 before bending down to the mainline for the journey to the smelter in Pueblo. See the rest of the shots in this extreme railroading run... (more)
Limestone loads twist down the Monarch branch fighting gravity and leaving the visual evidence to hang in the air.
In a followup to the Photo Of The Week shot, limestone loads leave visual evidence of the extreme nature of the descent down the Monarch branch.
Brakeshoes smoking, limestone loads descend the 4% grade on the lower loop crossing of US 50 near Maysville.