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The new and the old.

This week's Saturday Flashback juxtaposes the new and the old of American railroads.


On the left, unit 107 of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express fleet pulls into Santa Fe County / NM599 station whilst on the 97 mile run south from Santa Fe to Belen via Albuquerque. The commuter line has been fully operational since 2008. Here is a short video that nicely illustrates both the double decker carriages and the company logo. The head of a road runner features on the engine whilst the body stretches back along the carriage


On the right, 488 stands outside the engine shed of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad at Chama, New Mexico. Unfortunately their operating season didn't start until this weekend. It is a very high altitude route that has snow well into May. However, it was interesting to be able to wander around their yard. Here is a short video of the locomotive in full steam

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Uploaded on May 26, 2012