BNSF 7882 leads an eastbound Z Train through the New Mexico Desert on main 1 while a westbound BNSF intermodal can be seen in the distance on main 2.
RIO PUERCO NM Sept 11 1980 -- Amtrak SDP40F 506 leads the Southwest Limited under New Mexico skies on Santa Fe's Transcon. When Amtrak took over the train from Santa FE it retained its Super Chief... (more)
Currently en route towards Albuquerque, featured here we see Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief #4 as it travels through beautiful Rio Puerco, NM on a hot and sunny early August morning.
BNSF 4157 leads NS's Wabash heritage engine NS 1070 west with a unit Ethanol train at Rio Puerco, NM on 4/28/13. .
2 minutes before sunset, a golden glint lights the side of a BNSF eastbound Q train as it approaches Rio Puerco,NM on 9/19/12.
The other train is a train of welded racks.
I've always been a fan of "Then and Later" photos -- it's great to check both the similarities and differences in a scene. Compare this westbound tank train in 2006 with my photo of ATSF 904 west... (more)
Warbonnets screaming westward with intermodal traffic! And if you miss one, there's bound to be another along soon. The "Transcon" was/is a railfan's paradise.
A BNSF stack train races westward on the split grade section at Rio Puerco to Encino. See EXIF data for shot details.
1018 East hustles accross the Pio Puerco Bridge towards Dalies as a hot westbounder gallups towards Gallup. See EXIF data for shot details.
BNSF Eastbound Doublestack Train at Rio Puerco, NM. on BNSF'S Gallup Sub