(above and below) Carlin, Nevada on Labor day, 1971

Modelers: An enlargement of this hook #MW7050, plus other photos of the Carlin relief outfit train, can be found at the SP M/W page.

'The Help' at Wells, Nevada

The little remarked upon grade east of Wells, Nevada is stiff enough that, until well into the diesel era, many trains required helpers. Below, please find the X9216E, with help on the rear from the 8425, grinding up the hill out of Wells in June, 1972.

(below) The City of San Francisco accelerating out of Wells just before sunrise in June, 1965. This photo also appears on the Mail & Express Part II, page 1.

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