Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Mexico Rail Runner


If God had meant for us to fly, he wouldn't have given us the railways. -- Unknown

I am totally captivated by the Rail Runner and can't wait to take it to Albuquerque to visit that city, too. I get a buzz whenever I travel on a railroad...guess it reminds me of childhood trips.  When I lived in Chicago as a young adult, instead of flying I often took the train between Green Bay, WI and the Windy City.  Amtrak just doesn't do it for me so it'll be interesting to see how I like the Road Runner, Rail Runner!

18 comments:

  1. il a un superbe design moderne, qui fait un beau contrasme avec la gare ;)

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  2. Easy to spot! Creative and colorful.

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  3. I like these typical American trains. Wonderful details. Great photos.

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  4. An idea whose time has come again. Instead of throwing all that money into roads, spend some on the rails. No one will be able to afford gas in a few years.

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  5. If there is a rail link to the Albuquerque airport it would be a popular way to get to Santa Fe.

    Julie and I were away in Tanzania for the past two weeks, so we have been unable to respond to the comments you have left for us, and I am sorry you had trouble with leaving a comment on her Scottsdale site.

    We changed planes in Minneapolis-St. Paul yesterday and thought of you. Don't worry, there is still plenty of snow on the ground up there, judging from the views flying in and out.

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  6. That is a pretty dramatically painted train.

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  7. What a wonderful job they did with this design! I went on a cross country train trip with my mother when I was only three, and I never forgot that trip. I took my own three-year old son on a train trip from Washington state to California, and never forgot that exhaustion! I still prefer train travel to what has become of flying, though.

    Thank you for sharing these colorful photos. They've obviously connected a lot of people with their fond rail memories.

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  8. There is nothing like a good train! There is talk of a high speed rail line here, but I'll be surprised if it ever comes to pass.

    I think you'll enjoy the Rail Runner...It looks great!

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  9. If it is like it looks outside, it has to be an excellent train! Let us know...

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  10. What a fun decoration for that train. I like it. It should be a great ride, and not all that far either.

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  11. I like train travel best of all. This train looks like it would be a thrill to ride anywhere on. I would take it as soon as possible if I were you.

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  12. I love this train too! There's rumor that it will eventually run up to Raton, connecting us to the rest of the New Mexican world. I cannot wait for this to come to fruition. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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  13. I never tire of seeing a train, in a station or whizzing by with freight or people. When I lived in Chicago I always tried to decipher the graffiti.
    Nice photos!

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  14. I love the Railrunner! When you ride it make sure to sit on the second level for the best view. It's wonderful when you ride through the pueblo.

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