Not so big in the big picture.
Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Cog Train at the 14,110 feet (4,301 m) summit of Pikes Peak.
A 2-unit Swiss-built cog railcar waits on the main for two uphill trains, the first of which has passed and second of which I am riding. Windy Point is 12,129 feet above sea level, and let there ... (more)
This is the upper end of the line for this 100+ year-old tourist railway. The metal poles are lightning rods to protect the trains during storms.
Engineer Bob is ready to bring this train down from an altitude of 14,100 feet. This one-car train was built in 1963, and the "steering wheel" controls the power and braking for the car.
Trackwork is a bit more complicated when the incline requires rack rail to climb and descend Pike's Peak.
Location of the lunch stop for this Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion. The elevation here is 9655 feet above sea level.
A photo run-past for members and friends of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club.
The uphill bound train on the left has just passed car #18 at an elevation of 12,130 feet above sea level. Some parts of this railway have 25% grades.