Loco Steve

Loco Steve

Posted on 06/09/2013

Photo taken on May  1, 2010

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Big 10 Curves
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Big 10 Curves

Big 10 Curves
The Big Ten Curve is a marvel in mountain railroad surveying. Built in 1902 by the Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway (later the Denver and Salt Lake Railroad), the Big Ten is an innovative S-shaped curve that arcs along the base of the foothills where the Great Plains transition to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. It is named for its sharp, ten-degree radius curvature.
I made this map mainly as a descriptive image for one of my groups www.flickr.com/groups/big_10_curves_colorado/