Flagstaff to Albuquerque

Early morning departure at Flagstaff as the Southwest Chief (Los Angeles to Chicago) arrives - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Approaching Winslow, Arizona as three BNSF locomotives head off towards Flagstaff with a consist of gondolas - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
BNSF locos in Heritage 1 and Heritage 2 (center loco) liveries at Winslow, AZ - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Winslow, AZ - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
An autorack has been targeted by the graffiti artists (left);  running between a stack train and and a row of autoracks at Winslow - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Observation lounge (left);  dining car (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Gallup, NM named for David Gallup who had been paymaster with the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
The last car in the consist allowed for dramatic shots from the window in the rear connecting door.  A BNSF loco in the latest "swoosh" livery (right) heads an eastbound freight - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
A Geep (GP) loco still in its green and black Burlington Northern livery (left);  Burlington Northern took over the Aitcheson Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF).  Three BNSF locos on the point of a piggy-back train (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Norfolk Southern loco heads a BNSF lash-up on the point of another piggy-back train - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
GPs and SDs in the yard at Albuquerque on a September Saturday in 2008 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Albuquerque Amtrak train station  PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Albuquerque Downtown - for the Rail Runner  PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
While the Southwest Chief refuels during its 43 minute stop at Albuquerque a 3-car Rail Runner headed by an MP36PH-3C built by Motive Power Inc in Boise, Idaho  PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Shortly after the Rail Runner drew forward the Southwest Chief set off for its next stop at Lamy, NM.  Lamy was the junction for the ATSF Branch to Santa Fe.  The Rail Runner will connect Santa Fe with Albuquerque after completion of the track-laying which was well under way in 2008. For some of the way the new railroad runs down the median strip of Interstate 25 as it nears Santa Fe  PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow


Rail Tour: Albuquerque and Sandia Peak