Railroad towns in New Mexico.

The names are poetic: Raton, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Belen, Grants, Gallup, Encino, Vaughn, Socorro, Deming, Lordsburg, Mountainair, Alamogordo, Santa Rosa, Tucumcari, Fort Sumner, Artesia, Bernalillo, Clovis, and Portales.

The picture is of a BNSF westbound train at Vaughn, about 100 miles southeast of Albuquerque. Radio Frequency: 161.190. Photo from post by William H. Davis, Jr., on Railroadforums.com.