This picture was taken along the route of the highest standard gauge railway in the world. A considerable part of the route of this line lies not only above the timber line but above the ... See full summary
Over the Great Divide in Colorado (1913) Online
This picture was taken along the route of the highest standard gauge railway in the world. A considerable part of the route of this line lies not only above the timber line but above the snow line as well. Huge valleys thousands of feet deep drift by; white clouds float placidly hundreds of feet beneath us, and roaring torrents, swollen by the melting snow, flash down the mountain sides like bright, eager swords. Not the least interesting of all is the equipment of this railroad of cloudland. Almost incredible grades and curves are successfully negotiated. The line frequently doubles back on the same mountain side above its old tracks, and at one place it is possible to jump off a passenger train, take a gentle stroll up the hill, and board the same train twenty minutes later five miles further along its course. In some parts of the line, as many as three engines are used to push the train up the terrific grade. Snow-sheds are placed at all critical points to avert accidents by ...
Released as a split reel along with the comedy Winsome Winnie's Way (1913).
Edison Company production number 7363.
Edison Company code for exhibitors: Vrouwengek.