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Trainscapes: EMD SD40-2s On Saluda Grade – North America’s Steepest Mainline Railroad

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In the spring of 1992, railfan Ed Painter spent several days documenting the Hayne Turn running up and down the world-famous Saluda Grade. With an average gradient of 4.7%, it was the steepest mainline railroad in North America. Abandoned since 2001, the future of Saluda Grade remains uncertain.

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