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Note: These photos are mostly contemporary, i.e. well after the BNSF merger.

Revenue Cars

Autorack riding on ETTX 820542, north of Alamogordo on 2/18/2008. This Union Pacific autorack train was headed east on the Golden State route with an ex-SP SD40M in the consist. The rack is in decent shape considering its age.
Autorack riding on ETTX 852511, same train as above (2/18/2008). The taggers have gotten to this one.
Covered hopper 312910, from P-S, seen in Longmont, CO on 7/31/2011. The original Santa Fe herald is barely visible through the overpaint.
Covered hopper 313809, from ACF, parked in Rincon, NM on 5/09/2010.
Covered hopper 315235, at Rincon on 10/14/2013.

Built by P-S, April 1975.

Covered hopper 315352, from P-S, in Longmont on 7/31/2011. It carries ATSF reporting marks but no herald now.
100-ton triple hopper (open) 178571. It's being switched around in Gallup on 4/22/2012. The taggers have found this one, unfortunately.
100-ton triple hopper (open) 178573, on a house track a few miles west of Gallup (4/22/2012).
100-ton triple hopper (open) 178993, on a house track a few miles west of Gallup (4/22/2012).
100-ton triple hopper (open) 179392, on a house track a few miles west of Gallup (4/22/2012).
This ancient 40-foot boxcar, No. 22026, is now on the Navajo Mine railway, and has been modified for use as a catenary-maintenance car (the mine RR is electric). It's been at the mine since the 1980's, perhaps longer. It still carries all its ATSF markings except for a New or Built date, which may be hidden behind the partially-opened door.

Non-Revenue Cars and other equipment



ATSF Caboose No. 999753.  This cab is kept at Socorro, NM for use as a shoving platform when switching the Dicaperl Minerals spur.  The car has been there for quite a while and is not protected in any way I could see. Obviously the local taggers find it an easy mark.

Top: 3/4 view from the "lit" side (12/04/2006).  Note the side ladder.  Car built by International Car in the mid-1970s.  Note that basically all windows are covered in sheet metal.

Middle: From down-sun, we see the opposite end.  The car is usually left on the tail of the wye, which is also the beginning of the spur track leading into town.

Bottom: Interior view.  The car is not locked or even closed, so I assume that nothing of value is stored (or attached) within.

Water car 189228, parked at Rincon on 2/19/2007.  Stencils say "Domestic Water".
This container has been set on the ground and is now used as a storage shed in Las Cruces, NM (technically, Mesilla Park). It's a standard 40-foot box, but all revenue markings have been painted over.  Photo taken 11/1/2009.

Santa Fe's Amarillo derrick No. 199796, now stored at Winslow (condemned and stricken from roster). This is a 200-ton derrick, retired circa 1990. A small boom/tender car is also stored with the crane.

The city has created a small park here and built a platform alongside the derrick and the three cabooses parked there. It's a great place to watch trains without having to worry about ROW's and sketchy neighborhoods. Too bad the light is on the wrong side for good photos.


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