I don't know this for a fact, but I always thought the #7 climbing into daylight after Vernon-Jackson e/b, and becoming the el at CH Square was pretty steep.
Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:01 pm
How about the climb out of the tunnel from Utica avenue to the Sutter Ave. station on the New Lots line ? As I remember it, when a snowstorm hit and those rails froze over, the line had to be closed since the trains could not climb that hill on icy rails.
Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:07 pm
One pretty steep grade is the flyover track at the junction between the Dyre Ave line and #2. The train track clears the 2 line and returns to the same level in less than a 1/3 of mile.