RailPictures.Net Photo: CPKC CPKC Railway GE AC4400CW at Field , British Columbia, Canada by Jason Cary
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» CPKC Railway (more..)
» GE AC4400CW (more..)
» Kicking Horse Pass 
» Field , British Columbia, Canada (more..)
» July, 2023
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The Big Hill! The name originally given the "Big Hill" was the original 4.5% eastbound grade out of Field, BC, that directly assaulted the Continental Divide, while a better solution could be engineered. Canada Highway 1 mostly follows this original line. The grade was realigned in 1909 with the Spriral Tunnels. This lowered most of the grade to 2.2%. However this section from Field to the Cathedral Tunnel is still 2.4% making it one of the steepest sections of mainline grade in North America. Railroaders still often refer to this mountain as "The Big Hill"....
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