As the New Mexico Railrunner did some tests before departure, we sat in the Belen, NM, railyard. I snapped a few photos of the outbound freight trains.
CN 2246 and CSX 7664:
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There were so many trains today. There was a nice looking CP switching engine that I did not get a chance to photograph. There was an outbound freight train being pulled by six BNSF locomotives, and I couldn’t fit them all in one frame.
The worst part was that the sun was opposite me the entire time, so I couldn’t get any very good photos.
I was able to photograph (albeit poorly) several of the BNSF locomotives I saw that day:
BNSF 4123, BNSF 4133:
The rest were moving fast enough that I had to photograph them two at a time. BNSF 5394, BNSF 4420:
BNSF 5625, BNSF 4790:
BNSF 7124, BNSF 7817:
I hope you enjoyed my post. I’ll have to figure out a way to take higher quality photos while sitting on board the NM Railrunner.
As part of the Society for Industrial Archeology Fall Tour (2007), we toured the Nevada Northern Railroad, including their railyard. I’ve posted several times about some of the neat things we saw, but here are some projects that were in the works while we were visiting.
There was a crane bucket for repairing areas along the track:
There were three diesel locomotives that were on track to be restored. I only got the tag from one of them (I didn’t know much about locomotives back then)- Southern Pacific 4303.
There was also a water tower. I can’t remember, but this might have been in use (already restored).
I hope you enjoyed my post!
I waited for the New Mexico RailRunner in Belen, NM. The station is adjacent to a BNSF train yard, and in the few minutes I was there, one freight train passed through. I snapped a few photos of the locomotives with my cell phone camera.
I always like seeing CSX locomotives. It’s an east coast thing.
BNSF 5261 probably had a fire, based on the missing paint at the “F”. According to the railroad safety course I took a few years back, a locomotive can burn, be stripped of hoses, belts and interior, repainted and sent back on its way for significantly less than replacing the locomotive.
BNSF 2882 was likely a Burlington Northern locomotive before the merger, based on the color scheme:
I hope you enjoyed my post and the photos!