On March 21, L joined me for a trip from Ruidoso to Albuquerque to see the RailRunner commuter trains. On our way to and from Albuquerque, we stopped in the Abo Canyon area to take some pics. I've been going to Abo Canyon for 20 years; it's still a great show.
Our first stop was the depot at Mountainair... Mountainair, NM. March 21, 2008
Next we stopped at Scholle, the east end of the 5-mile single track portion of the BNSF Clovis Sub through Abo Canyon. US Hwy 60 passes over the tracks here. We saw six eastbounds in two hours, and a few westbounds as well. Even L, who is not exactly tuned in to the intricacies of railroad operations, remarked on how busy it was.
Labels: Abo Canyon, Deming New Mexico, Mountainair New Mexico, Sais, Scholle, train photos