Photo By: Kevin Morgan

This location, just north of Palmer Lake at Spruce, is where the Santa Fe once crossed over the Rio Grande. During World War 1, when the Federal Government took over the railroads, it was decided it would be more efficient to "combine" the two railroad lines into direction tracks between Denver and Pueblo. The crossovers were all removed and the two competing lines connection. The arrangement remains today as this BNSF coal empty crosses from BNSF-owned rails to UP-owned rails on Main 2.
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Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:40:17 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Spruce, CO

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

Milepost or Control Point
The Sag




Train Information
Railroad
BNSF
Model
None
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
100
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
171 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/14


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