Rocky Mountain High
Against a spectacular backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, a Colorado and Southern freight fights its way up and over 11,318 foot Fremont Pass, between Leadville and Climax. The 2-8-0’s huge snowplow bears testimony to the challenge of winter railroading over the highest railway summit in North America. Originally built as a narrow gauge line, these tracks were converted to standard gauge in 1943, and served as home to the last of the C&S’s steam power.
            © Stewart S. Buck