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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 empties. This train is affectionately referred to as the Lamy Local,
BNSF 2844 is an old classic GP-39-2, built in 1975 and is one of several old locomotives doing local freight work around Albuquerque.
Listening to the scanner, I heard that it was coming back from Rosario so I went to the downtown Railrunner station in Bernalillo, NM and caught it.
Knowing that Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief would be along right after 2844 cleared CP Hahn, I caught it up the road at the Sandoval 550 Railrunner station in Bernalillo. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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