Like a Desert Wind
Location: Rocky Mountains. 1493 miles from Chicago's Union Station.
Climbing now higher and approaching the Continental Divide the forgotten transcon ascends the grades that made full use of the Boxcab Helpers added in Three Forks. Looping around and ever climbing, the miles click slowly by while time hastens, blown along like a desert wind. With electric locomotives scrapped and wires pulled, and with new diesels called back to the Midwest "core railroad" this warrior would fall. It would not muster its strength, it would not save its life.