With storms building to the west, the last glow of the evening begins to dissipates as an eastbound priority train glides through Mesita.
BNSF 6688, delivered April 30th, 2011, leads 125 loads of coal down the steep 1.56% grade on the Lee Ranch Sub, passing the beautiful red sandstone formations of Western New Mexico.
As the sun rises over the Manzano Mountains, whose peaks are 3500 feet above the valley floor, a hot intermodel is nearing the crest of the long grade from Belen.
BNSF 611 races east with a ferromex unit in tow at nearly 80 mph!!!!
West bound crossing bridge 2 on the west end of the canyon.
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.
A hot Z train zips by a loaded Ethanol train and a track gang at Dalies. See EXIF data for shot details.