Another hotshot seen here departing mainline 6 at Belen while we sit on Mainline 8 waiting to head north to Albuquerque, NM. The BOC is up and to the left. This is still Santa Fe Territory!
This was my engine on the El Paso roadswitcher. We were runnin' at 49mph when this rig pulled out in front of us and stopped on the grade crossing then the truck exploded when we hit him. The he... (more)
The Rincon Local waiting on mainline 2 for a grain train at Engel, NM.
This is my 14,000 ton loaded grain train sitting on mainline 2 at Engel, NM as we waited for an eastbound to pass. Had to wait 2 hours and 45 minute before we were underway again.
Notice the switch point indicator for the spring switch displays a green aspect. We are ligned and heading straight onto main one at Engle (17 miles east of T or C New Mexico).
In-cab shot of the beatiful fall foliage at San Acacia, NM on a crisp fall morning.
The BNSF 8066 East holds the main as it waits for a loaded grain train from Belen. Both trains are about 7,000 feet long with the empty being the longer of the two.
Station sign, "Lava" with what I've heard is a jail from the 1870's or 1880's which was being used when the AT&SF built the "Horny Toad" line from Albuquerque to El Paso.
The El Paso to Belen train had just hit a tractor trailer. Pieces of the truck can be seen stuck to the left side handrail. Note minor damage to the cow catcher and damage to the left front step... (more)
This stranger from back east was a rare treat in the great Southwest.
Running by station sign Crocker, the Belen to El Paso train continues through the Land of Enchantment.
A MOW gang had main one temporarily out of service this morning, so this westbound (southbound) is traveling south on main two at no more than 25mph or so.