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Date: 02/23/20 04:44
The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: Super_C

The BNSF Ownership Map of the Abo Canyon double-track project has new names for 7 locations.  From east to west they are: “Big Cut” between the US 60 overpass and MP 871; “Silver Cut” located west of Big Cut where the north and south tracks come together; “Mule Cut” at MP 871.5; “BLM Cut” at MP 871.7; “Blue Cut at MP 873”, “Blue Fill” between MP 873 and MP 874; and finally “Quarry” at MP 874 which is the former location of the overlook to the second bridge from the west end.

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/29/20 15:42 by Super_C.



Date: 02/23/20 05:19
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: UP951West

A QUALITY slide show. Thanks for sharing your great experience. 



Date: 02/23/20 05:21
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: AndyBrown

Great coverage and wonderful photos!  Thanks for sharing these.  I was not able to enjoy the canyon before it became off limits so I do love seeing what it's like in there.

Andy



Date: 02/23/20 06:09
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: billio

Nice set.  Thanks for sharing.
Looking at the first several pics, I cannot  help but wonder why BNSF simply didn't widen the first cut a few more feet and had both mains running through the new cut,  I know, I know, money -- that's why.



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Date: 02/23/20 06:17
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: SP8595

Fantastic series!



Date: 02/23/20 06:21
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: goneon66

this was a very informative post with great images.  thank you for posting. 

it was also nice of bnsf to give a guided tour............

66



Date: 02/23/20 06:50
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: march_hare

Would it be possible to shoot at least the east and west ends of the canyon with a drone?  Or is public access so distant that even that is impossible?



Date: 02/23/20 08:12
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: railstiesballast

Can you tell us the date, or at least the month and year these were taken?
Thanks



Date: 02/23/20 08:47
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: SN711

It’s great that they allowed you an all day visit as well.

Gary

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Date: 02/23/20 08:53
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: Super_C

railstiesballast Wrote:
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> Can you tell us the date, or at least the month
> and year these were taken?
> Thanks

July 9, 2011



Date: 02/23/20 09:17
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: tomstp

Thank you for posting these nice pictures.



Date: 02/23/20 09:36
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: Lackawanna484

The pictures are wonderful and help put the narrative in perspective.

It looks like there's a significant difference in elevation between the tracks.

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Date: 02/23/20 10:09
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: bmarti7

Awesome!

BB



Date: 02/23/20 11:19
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: Lackawanna484

4thDistrict Wrote:
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> Lackawanna484 Wrote:
> >
> > It looks like there's a significant difference
> in
> > elevation between the tracks.
> >
>
> Elevation of both tracks is pretty much even. It's
> the angle of the camera that gives the illusion of
> "significant difference". 

Thanks



Date: 02/23/20 11:33
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: 3rdswitch

Lucky you, great bunch.
JB



Date: 02/23/20 12:29
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: mojaveflyer

Wow, great series! The east end of the canyon where it psses under the highway is still available to shoot at isn't it?

James Nelson
Thornton, CO



Date: 02/23/20 12:33
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: DKay

Amazing set of photos.That is some impressive earth moving as well.
Regards,dK



Date: 02/23/20 14:26
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: xrds72

Great set of photos. One small correction, I believe it is SLIVER not SILVER Canyon. That is what I understod we were told when I visited the canyon last month along with the former Project Engineer.

See my post Western Railroad Discussion > A visit to Abo Canyon, Part 1



Date: 02/23/20 14:30
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: AndyBrown

mojaveflyer Wrote:
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> Wow, great series! The east end of the canyon
> where it psses under the highway is still
> available to shoot at isn't it?

Yes, easily accessible all the way to Mountainair and beyond.

Andy



Date: 02/23/20 15:43
Re: The "New" Abo Canyon - BNSF Transcon in NM
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!  I REALLY like Pic 11!!



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