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On the way down the hill from the cave, I notice a long train climbing up the Cima Grade down in the valley

On the way down the hill from the cave, I notice a long train climbing up the Cima Grade down in the valley I stop to look back up at the cave as I carefully climb down the hillThumbnailsI now join an old dead-end road from Rex Mine, leaving the cave up on the hill behind meI stop to look back up at the cave as I carefully climb down the hillThumbnailsI now join an old dead-end road from Rex Mine, leaving the cave up on the hill behind meI stop to look back up at the cave as I carefully climb down the hillThumbnailsI now join an old dead-end road from Rex Mine, leaving the cave up on the hill behind meI stop to look back up at the cave as I carefully climb down the hillThumbnailsI now join an old dead-end road from Rex Mine, leaving the cave up on the hill behind meI stop to look back up at the cave as I carefully climb down the hillThumbnailsI now join an old dead-end road from Rex Mine, leaving the cave up on the hill behind me

It looks flat from here, but the 2% grade from Kelso up to Cima was difficult for trains in the early days.