John L. Mathis

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BNSF ES44DC 7529 helping a manifest at Scholle, NM on Jan. 13, 2009.

BNSF ES44DC 7529 and C44-9W 4823 are the distributed power on the rear end of the manifest (with the 4829 on the point - previous image). They will be working hard all the way to the summit at Mountainair which is about 15 miles ahead. Even before this train clears the single track here at Scholle, the next westbound intermodal is easing to a stop where it will have to cool its heels while it waits for one more eastbound intermodal which is on the 7529's block.
Canon 5DMKII - 1/1600sec - f/6.3 - ISO 400 - EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens @130mm