Cantilever Contemplations Editors Pick!        
BNSF 7617 brings a westbound manifest over the top of the grade from Belen past Dalies, junction with the old passenger main via Raton Pass, where several classic Santa Fe cantilevers still stand with their ornate metal framework and right-side display alluding to the era of long boilers or geep-style cabs. So many of these aesthetically appealing cantilevers have fallen that their once ubiquitous presence about the system is now a matter of the unique and of almost quaint reflection upon a different era when each railroad had its individual character and style.
Date: 4/7/2010 Location: Dalies, NM   Map Show Dalies on a rail map Views: 676 Collection Of:   Rick Erben
Locomotives: BNSF 7617(ES44DC) BNSF 7660(ES44DC) BNSF 3012(GP40M) BNSF 5023(C44-9W)    Author:  Rick Erben
Cantilever Contemplations
Picture Categories: Signal,Action This picture is part of album:  An April Expedition, 2010
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 5/12/2010 9:24:05 PM
David Abeles General Well said, and nicely done! 5/13/2010 2:42:56 PM
Bernie Feltman General David is correct - wonderfully written caption. The condensing of the railroad network into a small number of Class 1's results in standardization that isn't really welcome to those of us nostalgic types 5/30/2010 5:24:59 PM

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