|Photo by William Edward Hook
About 8 miles from Colorado Springs, altitude, 7,500 feet. This is only one of many deep rock cuts on the line. The railroad is practically built on rock foundation the entire length of the line, and an enormous amount of blasting through solid rock was necessary in it's construction.
The train in the background is crossing the trestle Cascade Falls. The mountains in the distance form a strong background for this pretty view.