Cinema: Colossal Collision

In Colorado's deep-slashed Las Animas River canyon two ancient locomotives were fired up until the safety valves were blowing under a full head of steam. Five cars were hooked on to one engine, two on to the other; in addition, the locomotives carried 300 sticks of dynamite garnished with 30 Ibs. of black powder. Portentously, [rom about a fifth of a mile apart, the panting engines began to roll slowly toward each other on the same narrow-gauge track. The engineers in the cabs pushed the throttles open, then jumped clear as the trains picked...

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