CTS - Whiplash - WB2

Whiplash Curve, CO

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Train-Miles from Antonito:16.3

Train-Miles from Chama: 47

Train-Miles from Denver: 297


The Whiplash Curve is an excellent example of how the early builders of railroads used curves to gain elevation while keeping the track as level as possible. Here you can see three levels of track on the right hand side of the train. Also here, to the right of the lower curve, was the site of the first section crew's headquarters on the way to Chama. Nothing remains of the section house today.