Santa Fe’s Clovis and Gallup Subs exist in a land of red rock bluffs, windswept mesas, and rugged canyons where Super Fleet diesels in red and silver Warbonnet paint lead high-priority intermodal trains and drag freights in unending numbers. Pentrex captured the beauty of New Mexico railroading Santa Fe style in 1994 prior to the merger with BN. These stunning images were taken during early mornings and late afternoons when long shadows and pastel hues enriched the southwestern landscapes and the trains glowed in vivid detail.
Originally released as two separate programs, Volumes I and II have now been combined on one DVD, bringing you the full story of Santa Fe’s New Mexico mainline in three hours of nonstop action. Featured are:
Volume I – The Clovis Subdivision
The stretch of mainline known as the Clovis Sub runs through the confines of Abo Canyon, a five-and-a-half mile passage with seven bridges and rugged outcroppings. Follow hot priority intermodals and drag freights west from Texas to Belen as red and silver Warbonnets work the line. (90 minutes)
Volume II – The Gallup Subdivision
Westbound trains climb the steep grade out of Belen on their way to the major junction of Dalies before heading west across the Continental Divide to the Arizona border. It’s 180 miles of heavy-duty railroading where Santa Fe’s engines, facing extreme weather conditions and rugged landscapes, are put to the test. (90 minutes)