The Atlas scrap metal yards are located next to I-25 and Colfax Ave. The yard processes (reduces and sorts) scrap metal to gondola-size pieces to be melted down elsewhere. The yard is served by 2 BNSF spurs but only 1 has been used for the past 5 years. Typical traffic is 2-3 gondolas per week.
The Atlas scrap yards are now gone, replaced by a Metro State dorm. The rails have been removed at lower (old) Colfax.
This view is looking north from 13th Ave. where this siding and the switch ahead fed Atlas' yards in the past.