No less than five Denver and Rio Grande steam locomotives were used to lift this 11-car passenger train, the eastbound San Francisco and Chicago Limited, over Soldier Summit in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. The train was stopped for the photograph, as evidenced by the vertical steam exhaust from the check valves and the posing crew members. The stationary locomotives were still fired heavily to simulate the smoke of hard work, and the wind helped convey a sense of motion. The date was April 6, 1911, and the Rio Grande was trying to win the U.S. Mail contract with this train. This dramatic photograph was printed full-bleed across pages 8 and 9 of Arthur Dubin's *More Classic Trains,* published by Kalmbach in 1974. The location was a popular spot in the early 1900s, see also record 973.