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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TrainNut, Jul 3, 2007.
We'll never know till we give it a try! Do you have pictures of your layout it on here somewhere?
i hope that shows up...
RailPictures.Net Photo » Black Mesa & Lake Powell GE E60C The second engine is one of the BM&LP's original electrics, the E60s. They're being retired, giving up their transformers to the Mexican units, the E60C-2s. (The Mexican engines were built for a different catenary voltage.) In fact, since these are the first all-ex-Mexican shots I've seen, maybe they've retired all the E60s. Most of the E60C-2s are still wearing their NdeM scheme without even patches. Only one, as far as I know, has been repainted - the one leading in the RailPictures shot.
It's comforting to see new photos of this line, since there was a rumor that it had shut down at the end of 2005. These aren't the first post-2005 photos of the BM&LP, though, but I still felt a little nervous about its survival. There aren't many electric lines left.
Great pictures! :thumb: How wet did you get crossing that stream? It must of been nice in the mountains, good to see pictures of an area that is not on fire.
For about 5 years my father-in-law lived just outside of Durango, and my wife and I (& the kids when they came) would go visit him every year. Words cannot express how wonderful that area of the country is to me. The mountains, rivers, rail....all just spectacular. I was bummed a bit when he relocated to La Crosse WI, but he wanted to be closer to his grandkids, so I can't blame him.
Anyway, looks like you had a great trip - you certainly got me pining for a trip back out to CO!
After visiting there, I was convinced that that was the place for us to move to. My wife however owns her own business and needs to be near a major airport. Even though Durango is only 45 minutes from Phoenix via air, the smallness of the aircraft made her sick and it looks like that's a major hindrance. Still looking....