Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona - 7, BNSF's Southern Tanscon - 2

Hi, As the Escalante Western was not scheduled to run on Wednesdays we had all of June 7 to spend on the Transcon.

Our day began west of Milan, NM where we caught a westbound stack train and then

a westbound bare table meeting and eastbound stopped at a red signal.

We caught the eastbound stacker east of Grants, NM followed by

Amtrak #4, the eastbound Southwest Chief.

On our return to the location west of Milan, NM we were rewarded with an eastbound stack train and

an eastbound auto rack train (above and below).

In the afternoon we returned to Prewitt, NM (above and below) and

then caught the bare table again at Thoreau, NM.

Our final location for the day was Coolidge, NM (above and two below). The lines split here with the north track breaking away toward the cliff and the south track staying near I40. Generally, eastbound trains use the north track and westbound trains the south track.

Thanks for looking.

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