The first NS Heritage unit to grace the BNSF Gallup Sub and Southwest US in general, the Wabash NS 1070, is second out on a BNSF Ethanol train as it heads west by the classic red cliffs at Mesita,... (more)
A westbound pig train makes its way up the steady grade between Mesita and Laguna, NM. Note that this stretch of track is left-hand running.
Dash 9 No. 986 cruises downhill on the point of an eastbound freight between Laguna and Mesita, NM.
Four red & silver Santa Fe GEs lead a westbound BNSF stack train through the mysterious landscape between Mesita and Laguna, NM.
A BNSF eastbound is dwarfed by huge sedimentary layers along the Transcon at Mesita.
BNSF 758 East skirts giant sedimentary rock layers at Mesita, NM.
At sundown, BNSF freights meet just west of Mesita.
A eastbound grain empty lead by a colorful lashup (BNSF 769, KCS 4706, SP 107) negotiates the curves between Laguna and Mesita,NM 6/18/11.
With thunderstorms rolling in the distance, and under a dramatic monsoonal sunset, mixed freight heads east toward the massive BNSF classification facility at Belen, New Mexico.
With storms building over the desert in the background, a westbound California destined intermodal train charges across New Mexico east of Mesita.
Stacks charge eastward on a beautiful day in the high desert.
Three P42s roar from behind a rock late in the day with the eastbound Southwest Chief.
With storms building to the west, the last glow of the evening begins to dissipates as an eastbound priority train glides through Mesita.