Old 04-01-2014, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Weird optical illusion on this one

At first glance, this appears to be level, some distortion on the edges, but the train in the background appears to be scaling an insurmoutable grade.

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Old 04-01-2014, 03:59 AM   #2
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Seems to be a well-documented location vis a vis the grade:
www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=249541
www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=183614
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:02 AM   #3
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I thought it was Caliente, CA at first glance, but I was wrong. It does seem to have some distortion. The building looks to lean to the left but the crossing gate appears level.
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At first glance, this appears to be level, some distortion on the edges, but the train in the background appears to be scaling an insurmoutable grade.


http://www.railpictures.net/photo/475927
I guess you've never been to Coal Creek Canyon. It really does look that steep from John's vantage point due to the curve the train is on.

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