The eastbound CHIEF rolls into Raton on July 4th as the American flag waves in the breeze. This shot has always been a favorite.
Rio Grande narrow gauge K-28 478 pulls forward to the station for the second Silverton train that morning.
The two K-28 passenger engines had been serviced after arriving from Silverton earlier on two sections.
The A-B-B-A set of Alco PA units accelerates the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF out of town as two crewmen wave. Santa Fe's first GP35, 1300, leads a group of units sitting at the fuel rack.
A long set of Alco A-B-B-A units is ready to back down to train 1, SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF, at Clovis. The train came into town behind another A-B-B-B set.
Three GP30 units are eastbound with hopper cars in the morning just west of the state line with Texas. That's my MGB parked to the left.
Alco A-B-B units accelerate with train 76, CALIFORNIA SPECIAL on their way to Lubbock and eventually Temple, TX. This train was comprised of some cars picked up from the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF in Clo... (more)
An EMD F9 sits with a B unit at Clovis.
ATSF Alco 52L sits with a B unit at Clovis.
The M-160 has arrived from Carlsbad with train 26.
This freight is just west of the Lubbock passenger station bound for either Amarillo or Clovis, NM. I was in my year of USAF pilot training at Reese AFB and was pleased to find so many handsome EM... (more)
An ATSF F7 leads an A-A-B-A set of units on a westbound freight at Lubbock. Some of the Santa Fe's F7 units were delivered without stainless steel grilles making them look like later F3s.
An ATSF GP7 rolls into Lubbock with an eastbound local freight.
Mississippian Railway's former SLSF 2-8-0 76 has brought the local freight from Amory running in reverse and is now facing the afternoon sun, ready to return.
Mississippian caboose 630 brings up the rear of the short line's freight running from Amory to Fulton. The locomotive on the head end is 2-8-0 76 running in reverse.