A formidable barrier confronts all trains on the BNSF’s main east-west route between Chicago and Los Angeles. Boasting spectacular southwestern scenery, seven majestic bridges and located between Belen and Mountainair, New Mexico … it’s the rugged and remote Abo Canyon.
Captured in Abo Canyon during a fleeting window of time following the merger of the Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe, this video features a once in-a-lifetime collection of motive power types and paint schemes. The classic Santa Fe red and silver Warbonnets and the Blues join Burlington Northern green. A new BNSF design reminiscent of the old Great Northern orange and green paint scheme enters the scene. See the Dash 9-44CW, Dash 8-40BW, SD40- 2, SD75M and others.