Amtrak's train 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, departed Gallup, New Mexico, 42 minutes late on the morning of August 15th, 2015. One of the carrier's specially painted 40th Anniversary engines, ... (more)
Opened in 1962, the Cholla Power plant is one of the last remaining coal fired power plants in Arizona. Jointly owned by Arizona Public Service and PacifiCorp, the power plant consists of four uni... (more)
Wasting no time getting up to speed, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief races up the Continental Divide, after making its station stop in Gallup, NM, on a chilly October morning.
After arriving into town with the Gallup Local, a trio of Santa Fe Bluebonnet GP60's shine in the morning light as the crew works on yarding their train. Heck of a catch in 2019, especially being ... (more)
New Mexico often has spectacular skies, as was the case on August 13, 2017, as BNSF Railway intermodal stack train S-LPCLBT2-11 headed west out of Gallup. BNSF ES44C4 6652, BNSF Dash 9-44CW 4820 ... (more)
In the late golden hour, about 15 minutes before sunset, the last train of the day appears. The sunlight and dark stormy background speak for themselves here, along with the unreal red colored cli... (more)
A long manifest rounds the sweeping curves of N Guam NM in the late afternoon, with sleet and rain storms building up just beyond the cliffs in the distance.
A BNSF manifest blasts out of thick fog into sunlight before entering another layer of fog behind me.
After leaving Winslow, a Santa Fe-painted EMD GP60 No. 196 and two other veteran GPs lead a local freight to the Apache interchange at Holbrook.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief train No. 4 catches the morning sun at Mesita eastbound on BNSF's southern transcon.
BNSF 8047 leads a westbound loaded coal train across the Transcon near Continental Divide, New Mexico. This coal train came off of the Lee Ranch Sub at West Baca near Prewitt, NM.
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.
A pair of BNSF GE's lead a westbound S train as typical summer monsoon storms build in the late evening.
BNSF 8118 west with a pair of NS units leads this QNYCLAC in the late afternoon west of Grants.
Darkness begins to settle along the Arizona/ New Mexico border as westbound stack train races into the Grand Canyon State with 7,000 feet of cargo for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.