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BNSF 9612, and EMD SD70MAC in Grinstein livery leads the Lamy Local through Bernalillo, NM on January 14, 2017.
I love private rail cars, also known as Private Varnish. I’ve always thought this would be the best way to travel and see the country if time was no factor. During the summer months, PV’s are fairly common on all the transcontinental trains as private owners...
This first video of 2018 features a full Wolf Moon rising on January 1 and Amtrak's few remaining P40DC's; the 800 series. These locomotives were captured coming through Bernalillo, NM and starts with 821 and the Veteran's Heritage Unit 42.
Next is AMTK 48 and...
In this video, I’m going to show you the tools that I use to make quality youtube videos.
With youtube, you can post videos of almost any quality, but when I first started posting railroad videos a couple years ago, I was immediately attracted to the high...
On August 28, 2017, NCDOT 1859 was on the westbound Southwest Chief. This unit was being transported to the Rail Propulsion Systems Fullerton, CA location for followup testing. This locomotive, an F59PH, was built over 20 years ago and outfitted with a Blended...
This video is dedicated to our friend Chris who was engineer on these two trains!
Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief led by AMTK 164, September 29, 2017.
Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief led by AMTK 179, September 30, 2017.
Las Vegas New Mexico was established in 1835 after a group of settlers received a land grant from the Mexican government. The town was laid out in the traditional Spanish Colonial style, with a central plaza surrounded by buildings which could serve as...
The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad was originally part of the San Juan Extension of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. D&RG also pushed west from Walsenburg, Colorado over La Veta Pass by 1877. At the time the...
AMTK 837 leads the eastbound Southwest Chief, train 3 past Bernalillo, NM. Listen as he gets his track warrants from the dispatcher.
Raton New Mexico is a lovely small town just to the south of the border with Colorado. In the late 19th century, it was used by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as the railroad's primary route through the mountains. The route over the pass required...
Lamy New Mexico is 18 miles south of the state capital of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe originally planned to run from Atchison, Kan., to Santa Fe, N.M., and then west to California. As the track building advanced into New Mexico, the civil engineers realized that the...
On most Sundays, a local freight leaves Albuquerque, NM and makes a stop at the General Mills plant on the north end of town. After exchanging a few hopper cars, the train takes tanks cars of asphalt to Rosario, NM and then returns several hours later with...
Here's something you won't see very often: The Rainbow Train. This train features BNSF 4520, a Dash 9 in the lead, two BNSF training cars, an Amtrak Superliner, and an NMRX consist. This train is going to Lamy, NM to be an integral part of a disaster drill conducted by the New Mexico National...
The Siemens SC-44 Charger is a diesel-electric passenger locomotive designed and manufactured by Siemens Mobility for the North American market. The first production unit was unveiled on March 26, 2016.
The SC-44 Charger locomotive is powered by a 4,400 hp...
Watch the beautiful sunrise over Bernalillo, NM from the drone as BNSF 1604 gets it's track warrants.
BNSF 1604, followed by 1608 leads a short train of asphalt cars after making their run to the Rosario asphalt plant between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. This train is often referred to as the...
BNSF 1604 followed by 1608 are EMD SD40-2's built in April 1979. Here, they lead the Lamy Local, a short freight train that services the Rosario asphalt plant between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. Seen on July 23, 2017.
I am planning to visit the Guam, N.M., area, east of Gallup, N.M., soon and want take some photos of Amtrak's EB with the red rocks in the background.
Am inquiring how to travel to the spot to take that kind of pic.
In my earlier trips, I only made it to the rail bridge/ underpass the gravel...
Colorado Narrow Gauge in the Fall
If you haven't been out to see any of the Colorado Narrow gauge railroads, do yourself a favor and get out there!
Only had a brief morning encounter with the Durango and Silverton.
1. Durango and Silverton pulling in to the Rockwood Station.
The Amtrak Southwest Chief, train number 4, leaves the Dalies-Isleta connector and joins the NMRX Albuquerque Subdivision. The Dalies-Isleta connector is a 14.8-mile single track main line operated by BNSF that extends from Dalies to Isleta. The connector is part of the Glorieta Subdivision in...
Here is a video from December 2010. It shows a New Mexico Rail Runner passenger train leaving Santa Fe at dusk:
New Mexico Rail Runner
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