Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

Just south of Spruce, southbounds drop into what is known as "the sag". This is so named because trains briefly descend down a 1% grade. This is the former location of a crossover when Rio Grande and Santa Fe each had their own tracks. When the crossover were removed and the lines connected (to operate as the Joint Line), the southbound Santa Fe track descended down the embankment to connect with the Rio Grande track below.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Spruce, CO

Subdivision
Colorado Springs (UP)/Pikes Peak (BNSF)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 49




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
SD70MAC
Unit Number
BNSF 9969

Symbol
2CRHSLJ-24
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
300 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/11


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