In the middle of nowhere New Mexico, a trio of BNSF SD70ACe's bring up the rear of a fast moving westbound coal train. A pair of ACe's were at the front, making for an impressive 5 pack.
Escalante Western's trio of SD40's are heading back to the power plant with 50 loads of coal on the 1.4% grade of the Lee Ranch Sub
A trio of Escalante & Western Railway SD40's lead 52 loads of black diamonds from El Segundo Mine as they south to the Plains Electric Generating Station just outside of Prewitt, NM.
52 loads of black diamonds round the sweeping curve just north of Lee Ranch Junction as three Escalante & Western Railway SD40's power the train south to Prewitt.
As the sun begins to warm the surrounding New Mexico landscape an SD40-3 trio lead the empty coal drag heads for the mines to load up and return to the Plant.
GECX 2026 and 2027, now in a new sharp paint scheme for North American Coal await to be loaded and trucked to Farmington, NM where they will work on a short coal line with no outside connection.
Ten-thousand feet of containers for China work hard up the .52% grade towards the Continental Divide with Haystack Butte and Mount Taylor standing tall above.
More red cliff and ex-ATSF warbonnets as this eastbound grain empty passes through Thoreau,NM 12/26/11.
Amtrak 195 & 39 lead the westbound Southwest Chief at Guam.
A bare table train, with a brand new CSX Gevo along for the ride, makes it's way eastbound near Thoreau, NM and past some of the great scenery along the Gallup Sub.
You can really see the heat rising from the stacks first thing in the morning as an eastbound works it's way over the Continental Divide just west of Thoreau, NM.