This view shows the switchbacks have been cut out (thanks for the help Brandan!) and the risers have been installed. This view also gives you a little better idea how the 190 degree turn is being handled after leaving the Salida yards. The grade up to the switchbacks are 3%, with the mainline going to 2% the rest of the way and the switchbacks being 3%. I really would have liked to have tried 4% (or the 4.5% that was done in this area, but the weight ratio just isn't in our models like they need to be (without putting on traction tires).