The bare New Mexico desert stretches out for miles in all directions as a pair of GATX SD38-2 lease units await their next assignment at the end of a siding on the BNSF Carlsbad Sub.
The Santa Fe station at Carlsbad, NM started out as a traditional brick structure that was later extended and extensively rebuilt into a stucco structure with a more "southwestern" appea... (more)
A BNSF local freight awaits a crew to depart the yard in Carlsbad, New Mexico on a June evening. The yard is full of empty covered hoppers awaiting their next load.
An interesting pair of older BNSF schemes is represented in this lashup of a warbonnet and executive scheme outside the Carlsbad yard engine house. This line was operated by the Southwestern Railr... (more)
Permian Basin Regional Training Center's Alco S2 sits in the early morning light. There are two Alco S2's captive at the facility for training first responders.
A boiler equipped GP7 with Train #26, the Pecos Valley Streamliner about to leave Carlsbad, NM: Bally Boynkin, Grorge Gunter & a firemen. A Roger Puta photograph.
A Southbound SWR freight heads south through Carlsbad in the late evening with a ex Austin Western SD50 leading.
A Westbound BNSF Potash train gets ready to depart Carlsbad, NM in the late evening.
2 blue Southwestern Railway units at there Carlsbad Yard.
Late evening at Carlsbad, NM finds 2 Southwestern Railway units, first being a former BNSF SD40-2 and the second a Austin Western SD50.
one of a small army of locals that operated on the spider web of spurs east of Carlsbad each with sets of four CF7's and four exFunit slugs was passing Getty Junction on the way to one of the many... (more)
This is ex Union Pacific UP #8079 built 07/1979, renumbered to UP #3588, sold to Southwestern Railroad as SWRR #3588. EMD Serial No. 786218-15
a typical for the time set of four CF7-slug pairs power an eastbound local to one of the potash facilities located on the Carlsbad Industrial District about ten miles out of Carlsbad, NM
I'm not much for roster shots, but a GP-35 with ALCO trade-in trucks, in the middle of New Mexico, now that's just too cool.