Old and weathered Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt box cars are now used for storage on a ranch east of Melrose, New Mexico.
BNSF 7602 leads a westbound doublestack through the vast expanse in eastern New Mexico.
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.
MELROSE NM May 25 1980 -- ATSF F45 5903, two SD26s and another cowl unit lead a westbound mixed freight onto the single track toward Belen and its next crew change.
West of Clovis finds this westbound Auto train with a mix of tanks thrown in as it begins its journey across the Clovis Sub to Belen.
Just outside of Melrose, New Mexico on BNSF's Clovis Sub finds this westbound loaded ethanol train in the late afternoon.
Already at track speed a few miles west out of Clovis, the engineer has pinched it down a notch or two letting the speed drop just a tad to 60, for the 60mph equilateral at Melrose, at the time on... (more)
Stopped on double track main about 30 miles west of Clovis Yard.