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This may be a gentle 5% grade for hikers on the K&P hiking trail, but it was a lot of work for heavy locomotives 100 years ago. It limited loads to about 500 tons. In 1884 the K&P had 105 miles of tracks to Renfrew, 19 miles sidings, 9 engines, 5 passenger cars, 4 baggage and mail cars, 15 box cars, and 180 flat cars. It had a capital value of $3,536,000 and a net earnings of $22,406. There were 26 stations averaging 4 miles apart. It took 7.5 hrs. end to end.

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  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
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    by Steve Manders
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    • Taken on 2013/04/06 12:52:52
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash