A high priority Z train passes the classy ATSF searchlights at Dalies Jct., eastbound on the BNSF Transcon.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief crosses over from the BNSF Transcon to the Raton Pass at Dalies Jct. on a beautiful southwest morning.
Idling just west of Belen, a California bound stack train waits for signals to proceed to Gallup on the BNSF Transcon.
In the evening light, an eastbound stack train arrives from the west. The train will make a brief stop at Belen to fuel before continuing east on the BNSF Transcon towards Chicago.
The evening train from Albuquerque has terminated at Belen Junction on the BNSF New Mexico DOT Subdivision. To the left is the BNSF Transcon to Gallup.
After fueling at Belen, a westbound stack train passes a loading facility outside of town as she prepares to traverse the scenic BNSF Transcon to Gallup and points west to California.
I'm guessing that this view has been radically altered by the recent double-tracking project currently on-going in Abo Canyon.
Here still in full Santa Fe dress, 4 axle Dash 8 7416 leads a trio ... (more)
A manifest dominated by boxcars heads east into Abo Canyon with the Warbonnet liveried Dash 8 accompanied by GP60B 343 as sole power. If one of these units had failed things might have got very tr... (more)
Bookend "Kodachrome" 45's depart Belen with the TOFC load for points west.
Dawn is just breaking on Dalies Junction as a hot pig train passes through the signals en route to Belen. The line to the right heads to Albuquerque and was the original mainline, now a secondary ... (more)
Harbinger of the present-day 12 cylinder 6-axle unit these were never very popular. This example is showing the results for desert sun and hard work.
Three GP60M warbonnets and a dash 8 GE lift a Westbound intermodal out of Belen
Approaching Dalies Junction from the west, a manifest train is cresting the grade and will soon be in dynamics for the run downhill to Belen.
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.
3 BNSF GE's lead a vehicle train out of Belen, NM.