The 904 West comes sailing down Abo Canyon in single track days. The area, a choke point on the Transcon, was double-tracked some ten years ago.
Along a lonely seemingly unnamed road near I-25, I waited for the arrival of this southbound Rail Runner train. All the while keeping an eye out for critters with ill intent on their little minds.
D&RGW OY on Lobato Trestle
Rotary steam powered snow plow OY rolls home after a day fighting snow over Cumbres Pass. Here passing over Lobato Trestle. Doing the honors with ... (more)
The Air Up There..
Hey, I've gone aloft as I catch The Southwest Chief racing below the Sandia Mountains and into Albuquerque
Santa Fe power mixed with an LMX leaser exits Abo Canyon with a westbound train headed for Belen, NM. A couple years into BNSF, it was nice to still be able to see "pure" Santa Fe locos,... (more)
The Plains of New Mexico - In addition to the many fantastic topographical features that New Mexico has to offer, there is also a lot of flat ground and rolling hills between Wagon Mound an... (more)
Santa Fe 841 leads BN 8027, LRCX 8112, and BN 7107 east over the Valmora bridge as it heads for Raton, New Mexico.
BNSF 9805 leads a coal train over a small bridge near Folsom, New Mexico.
Sometimes you just get lucky. BNSF 2470, still in ATSF blue/yellow paint, leads a mixed bag of paint schemes, with NS, FURX, BN, and new BNSF paint schemes following the lead unit. Bridge #2 at ... (more)
BNSF 4339 leads an eastbound doublestack train across the 1st bridge in Abo Canyon. E Sais, NM, Apr 1, 2005.
A BNSF intermodal train makes it way up the famous Abo Canyon.
The DPU Power of this BNSF Eastbound Doublestack Train is seen here passing through Estancia, NM.
The last train of the day between Santa Fe and Albuquerque heads along the old Santa Fe right-of-way after dark.
The Rio Puerco River was running muddy as Santa Fe Train 1, San Francisco Chief, crossed it westbound on Aug. 8, 1970, after leaving Albuquerque, about 34 miles back.
Head-end business is the lubrication that keep the wheels turning on Santa Fe’s train 23, the Grand Canyon, crossing the Cimarron River at the southern edge of Springer, New Mexico, on July 27, 19... (more)