This photo shows the trains of Santa Fe Railyard (Santa Fe, New Mexico), old and new, at rest. In the foreground, the Santa Fe Southern Railway train has been indefinitely retired from its duties shuttling summertime tourists between Santa Fe and Lamy, New Mexico due to the effects of the national recession. In the background is the New Mexico Rail Runner Express train that commutes on a daily basis between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Photo by Don Peterson.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful iconic Route 66 settings come sunset in Albuquerque is the Route 66 Diner. With its tasteful neon touches and art deco lines, it really comes to life just around sunset when the glow of the last light of the day hovers in the background sky. This iconic diner, located in downtown Albuquerque on the old Route 66 (Central Ave.) is well known for its traditional burgers and sandwiches and great thick shakes. Photo by Don Peterson.