A high-powered westbound manifest crosses the bridge.
BNSF 758 East skirts giant sedimentary rock layers at Mesita, NM.
A westbound manifest tops the grade at Steins, NM, after a short but stiff climb.
An eastbound SP stack train curves its way along the course of Cienega Creek.
Late in the afternoon, an eastbound stack train catches the rays of the setting sun.
At dusk, the dispatcher runs a westbound Santa Fe stack train around a UP manifest at Nebo.
An eastbound SP stack train tops the grade at Mescal and passes the aging coaling tower there.
An eastbound Southwest Chief passes native dwellings near Laguna.
Santa Fe 904 West roars through a curve west of Darling as the mountain where ATSF quarried all its ballast looms in the distance.
Late in the day, a Cotton Belt Dash 8 leads a westbound UP intermodal train up the grade out of Benson. The train will reach the summit at Mescal.
A short westbound intermodal train negotiates the giant, tight S-curve at Shawmut.
A worker at the LMIT fuels Dash 9 No. 697.
A big GE AC leads a long, empty vehicle train up the 1.0 percent grade between Bosque and Shawmut.
A UP local heads west back to Yuma after doing some work.
An eastbound BNSF pig train storms up a grade toward the Continental Divide, which it will crest within the next two miles.