On Tuesday, March 18, I drove from Ruidoso down to El Paso to pick up my friend Stephen, who was flying out from Memphis to hang out with us for a few days. Thanks to bad weather in D-FW and airline incompetence, his travel plans fell apart in spectacular fashion, and he never made it. I was disappointed, but I made the best of it, spending a full day photographing trains on the former Southern Pacific "Sunset Route" west of town. Here are the results...
An eastbound skirts Mt. Cristo Rey in the early morning... Different train, same location Grade signal on Main 1 near Mt. Cristo Rey
A westbound crosses the Rio Grande from Texas into New Mexico
Same bridge, eastbound train.
Westbound at Anapra, NM. The fence in the background to the right is the US-Mexico border. It's THAT close! Looking west along the border fence west of Anapra. Amtrak westbound "Sunset Limited" at Lizard, NM Where's my Kodachrome? K-Line stacks roll east through Strauss, NM a few minutes before sunset.
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Labels: El Paso Texas, Sunset Route, train photos