RIO PUERCO NM Sept 3 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5328, SD45u 5360 and C30-7 8142 lead a mixed freight on an eastward trek across the Transcon.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief sprints west along the ex ATSF transcon chasing the sunset at the end of another day in the desert.
Three SF30C's and one C40-8W near the New Mexico, Arizona border. I'm not sure of the exact location.
FORT SUMNER NM June 21 1986 -- On the longest day of the year Santa Fe GP35u 2964 (ex-TPW GP40 1000), SD45u 5408 and Kodachrome SD45-2u 7217 are eastbound over U.S. 60 with a TOFC train. EMD built... (more)
From on board Amtrak's Southwest Chief, here we knock down a semaphore signal as our train quickly traverses the high-desert terrain while a thunderstorm brews in the distance.
ISLETA NM Jan 21 1984 -- Amtrak F40PHs 292 and 246 lead the Southwest Limited on its journey across Santa Fe's Transcon.
We were all set up with the shot we wanted, just hoping a train would appear before sunset. Fortunately a train lead by ATSF 869, 800, 5825 didn't disappoint.
MELROSE NM Sept 10 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45-2 5660 leads a mixed freight with welded-rail cars toward the head end. Note dents in 5660's fuel tank.
Featured here, the setting sun illuminates a semaphore signal located in Chapelle, NM. Seen is only one of many active signals that currently reside along BNSF's Glorieta & Raton Subdivisions.
WILLARD NM Sept 3 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5358, SD40-2 5157 and two U-boats handle a COFC-TOFC train on the Transcon.
CLOVIS NM Jan 23 1984 -- Santa Fe GP38 3508 handles switching duties at the east end in early morning light.
Toward the end of the day on June 2, 1995, a westbound Santa Fe freight crosses Bridge 874.2 at the west end of Abo Canyon east of Sais, New Mexico. Three brand-new EMD SD75Ms power the train—Nos.... (more)
GALLAHER NM Aug 6 1982 -- Santa Fe SD45-2 5665 and an SD45 are on the point of a TOFC-COFC train as it traverses the Transcon in a vanishing point picture.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief as seen from a different perspective.
HURLEY NM June 21 1986 -- Santa Fe SD40-2s 5172, 5134, 5037 and their caboose are tied down awaiting the day’s operations.