Snowstorm at bridge 1
Here is a little different shot at bridge 1. An eastbound empty autorack train, led by a couple of sd45's and a sd40-2 is crossing bridge 1 in a mild snowstorm in the early 1990's. This bridge is the highest and longest off all of the bridges in Abo canyon. I always say there is no reason to be on these bridges; in particular westbounds descending Abo canyon on a still day can no be heard until they are on top of you.
Eastbound Piggyback Bridge 2
Easbound piggyback in the early 1990'S. This piggyback is led by a GP60 non superfleet unit, followed by a General Electric B40-8(notice the small plum of typical GE smoke)A GP 60B unit, a SDFP45 and a superfleet GP 60. They are running in perfect AABAA configuration which is rare to find. This bridge is just east of the old rock quarry and is not quite as long as bridge 1. Notice the clouds in the sky, that is not a common sight in New Mexico in the summer.
879 East at Bridge 3
This was an extremely hot day in the summer of 1995 in Abo canyon. This eastbound had 4 General Electric superfleets and was traveling at track speed. Right behind this intermodal came a rerouted Southern Pacific with two tunnel motors in full run eight possibly making 10 mph with a very heavy freight bound for Kansas City via Vaughn. Bridge 3 is between a long rock cut westbound and a long curve eastbound. Notice the red light on the pole. This is a slide detector warning light, if rock slides into the fences in the canyon these warning lights go off to warn of potential slides onto the tracks.
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