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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.
I am 77 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org