Note: These photos are mostly contemporary, i.e. taken after the BNSF merger.
|Autorack riding on ETTX , 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.|
|Faded and heavily-tagged hopper 313166, parked in Rincon (5/06/2016). The tagging completely covers all data, but the identical car next to it is a P-S built in 1973.|
|Covered hopper 313259, parked in Rincon (5/06/2016). It is a P-S built in January 1973.|
|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|
|4750 cu ft Covered hopper 315775, at Rincon on 7/27/2014.
Built 6/1975, Pullman Standard.
|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).|
|60-foot box 625446, on a northbound NAFTA train at Rincon on 5/08/2016. This car still shows remnants of its ATSF herald and “Shock Control” logo. The marks and number have been repainted. Graffiti obscures much of the other stenciling, unfortunately.|
|This ancient 40-foot boxcar, No. 22026, was sold to the Navajo Mine railway, and has been modified for use as a catenary maintenance car (the mine RR was electric until around 2017). 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. Friction-bearing trucks. (8/22/2008)|
|72-foot gondola 169595, rolling through Colorado Springs on April 4, 2021. I can’t make out any of the data, unfortunately. It’s a light-density materials gondola, which makes sense considering its length.See here for more information.|
|Here’s a partial shot of an old gondola rebuilt into a wood-chip car. Shot is from 1982 at the pulpwood mill at South Fork, Colorado. Unfortunately we can’t read the number from the 126 print…|