The growing shadows at Bridge 4 in Abo Canyon, New Mexico are telling us that it’s time to begin the long hike back to the car. One last eastbound appeared before we left, a 35-car TOFC train le... (more)
A westbound 90-car Santa Fe manifest passes through Abo Canyon, New Mexico at Bridge 4.
Our longest hike into Abo Canyon included the opportunity to deal with several rain showers. Here a westbound Santa Fe 45-car manifest passes through one of them.
Three Santa Fe six-axles have no problem making track speed with a 22-car westbound TOFC train at 5:25 pm on May 15, 1985. They’re crossing Bridge 2 in Abo Canyon, New Mexico.
A late afternoon thunderstorm is raging over Albuquerque to the northwest of Bridge One at the west end of Abo Canyon. An A-B-A engine consist of GP60's is powering an eastbound intermodal from S... (more)
Eastbound empty auto racks return to the factories for more cars to serve the west coast market. The Santa Fe train is entering Abo Canyon, New Mexico.
A double shot of Santa Fe cabooses brings up the rear of a westbound train at Bridge 2 in Abo Canyon, New Mexico.
I have been interested in photos that I have seen over the years of aircraft fuselages moving over former Burlington Northern lines. I was surprised to see that I had recorded one moving west on t... (more)
Crossing Bridge 2 in Abo Canyon, New Mexico, an eastbound Santa Fe TOFC train enters the heart of the canyon.
An eastbound Santa Fe manifest exits the confines of Abo Canyon, New Mexico. The SD40-2 leader has an extended short hood, or “snoot”, to house Locotrol communications equipment. Locotrol was ... (more)
The 904 West comes sailing down Abo Canyon in single track days. The area, a choke point on the Transcon, was double-tracked some ten years ago.
One of Santa Fe’s pre-Super Fleet GP50’s leads a forty-eight car eastbound train across the second bridge that it will encounter in Abo Canyon.
Making its entrance into Abo Canyon, New Mexico at 3:10 pm, a 74-car eastbound Santa Fe manifest crosses the first of several bridges in the canyon.
An eastbound 60-car Santa Fe manifest crosses the first bridge that it will encounter in Abo Canyon. In the next few miles, it will travel through one of the most scenic areas on the Santa Fe syst... (more)
After crossing the plains east of Belen, New Mexico, an eastbound Santa Fe TOFC train is crossing the first bridge that it will encounter in Abo Canyon.