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AT&SF piggyback train symbol 199 west of Defiance, NM

AT&SF piggyback train symbol 199 west of Defiance, NM

Train 199 (Extra 5677 West) is just west of Defiance on October 30, 1977. We are getting near the state border. That is the New Mexico truck weigh station in the background. This is the same train we saw at South Chaves. Thanks to the crew change at Gallup, I was able to get ahead of the train and set up for a second picture. This highway bridge over the tracks was where US 66 crossed from the south to the north side of the tracks. The bridge was built in 1950. Today, travelers along this route on Interstate 40 bridge over the tracks just 2,000 feet east of the state line on the outskirts of Lupton. Disk 66