March Railroad Trivia Contest Winner

Posted on: April 10th, 2017

Congratulations to the winner of our March Railroad Trivia Quiz, Monique Dyck. She correctly answered the following multiple choice question: “What was the maximum grade on the Big Hill?”(The answer was 4.5 percent.)

To enter the April Railroad Trivia Quiz, simply answer a true/false question about railroad history. If you answer correctly, you’ll be entered into a draw to win your own copy of The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill on the Canadian Pacific Railway. This book by Graeme Pole contains fascinating stories about the second-steepest mainline railway track ever operated in North America. Maps and diagrams reveal the operation of the Spiral Tunnels, and help you to understand how they create a safer grade for today’s trains. Archival photographs depict the evolution of railroading through Kicking Horse Pass. Revised in 2016, the book also provides up-to-date information on railway operations, locomotives, and rolling stock.

Monique wrote that she is eager to read her copy of The Spiral Tunnels and refer to it this summer when her family stops at the lookout point over the Spiral Tunnels. We look forward to giving a copy of the book to our April winner, too!

An eastbound passenger train at the #1 safety switch, ca. 1890


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