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A Second Day in New Mexico 5/24/2021

by Chris Guenzler

The two travellers awoke at the Plaza Hotel and after doing our morning perperartions. I drove us to the Hillcrest Restaurant where I had a waffle with bacon and Elizabeth had French Toast. It was excellent at a good price. We returned to the Plaza Hotel where Elizabeth finished up her computer activity while I relaxed until she was done. We checked out and left Las Vegas to our first stop of the day.

Santa Fe Glorieta station built in 1927 and is now a United States Post Office. Next I drove us to Lamy.

Santa Fe Southern GP7u 07 originally Santa Fe 2744.

Santa Fe Southern GP16 93 originally Louisville and Nashville GP7 414.

Atlantic Coast Line "Talladega" built in 1950 and now the Lamy Railroad Museum.


Santa Fe Lamy station built in 1909.

Rio Grande caboose 01444.

Central of New Jersey coach 1158 built in 1926.

New York Central Pullman Sleeping Car "Hamilton" later Southern Railway.

The sign about the Hamilton.

Central of New Jersey baggage-coach 300 "Halley" built in 1926.

Santa Fe Southern caboose 562, former Santa Fe 999731.

Unknown baggage car.

Central of New Jersey coach 1195 built in 1926.

A Rail Bike by Rail Explorers who offers rail rides across North America. I drove us to Santa Fe and we paid to park for eighteen minutes, enough time to look around.

There was a two-car New Mexico Railrunner train.

New Mexico Railrunner MP36PH-3C 106.

The Santa Fe station in Santa Fe built in 1880.

New Mexico Railrunner train 510 arrived into Santa Fe with Elizabeth my lovely wife watching it.

New Mexico Railrunner MP36PH-3C 107.

New Mexico Railrunner two trains in Santa Fe. We went to REI to use the restroom. We had planned to ride the Railrunner and the temporary schedule would have worked for us. However, the schedule was updated today with full service resumption but the noontime train was a hour later and we could not take it without a very late arrival into Farmington.

The Rio Grande Santa Fe station built in 1903. We left here and I drove us to the steam engine in town at Salvador Perez Park.

Santa Fe 2-10-4 5030 built by Baldwin in 1924 and donated in 1959.

The information board for this steam engine. I next drove us south to Madrid.

Santa Fe 2-8-0 769 in Madrid built in 1900 for the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad. It had been part of the Coal Mine Museum for years but is now under restoration. We started back to Santa Fe but pulled off the highway on the way there.

Interesting rock formation along this highway. We drove to Santa Fe and had lunch at Jersey Mike's then took Interstate 25 south to US 550 and headed north up this highway.

Views along US Highway 550. We arrived in Farmington and checked into the Quality Inn where we wrote two stories as the Pittsbugh Penguins lost game 5. They must win Game 6 or else they will be out of the playoffs. We took a dinner break with me having KFC who messed up my order and Elizabeth having Carl's Junior for her evening meal. We called it a night. Tomorrow will be Elizabeth's first trip on the Durango and Silverton Railroad.