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SP freight train on Pecos River bridge over old US 66 in Santa Rosa, NM

SP freight train on Pecos River bridge over old US 66 in Santa Rosa, NM

On another trip on May 17, 1978, I kept hearing a lot of chatter on my scanner, and decided to try taking a picture at the Pecos River bridge just in case a train was near. I didn't have long to wait before catching train 993. Train 993 is the timetable identification for a westbound freight schedule on the Carrizozo Subdivision. I think the actual train symbol was GSLAY. The train had SP 6575 on the point plus Rock Island engines 389, 385, and 263.

SP train DHECG on Pecos River bridge over old US 66 in Santa Rosa, NM

This is the other side of the bridge from just off the old Highway 66 with train DHECG. When US 66 was created in 1927, it came into the east side of town on Blue Hole Road and went under the railroad here. I think around 1937 a highway bridge was built over the tracks a little south of this point to connect present day Parker Avenue with Coronado Avenue. Disk 59