|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.