The Gregarious Railfan
Belen, NM  87002 (population, 7,255)

GPS: N 34.66225, W 106.76588, Rail Runner Express Station      Google map   

Scanner: BNSF 160.860 [50], 160.560 [30], 161.190 [72], 160.650 [36]; Rail Runner 160.410 [20]

Railroads: BNSF Southwest Division, Gallup Sub, El Paso Sub & Clovis Sub all converge on the Belen Yard; New Mexico
Rail Runner Express  

Description: Belen NM is located 30 miles south of Albuquerque and 25 miles northwest of Abo Canyon and is
considered ‘the Heart’ of the BNSF Transcon. The area of Belen proper is bounded on the south by El Paso Junction
and on the north by Belen Junction. In between is a yard stretching 3 miles with stations, rail shops and fuel racks.
Some of the interesting stuff can be seen from the sidewalks on Reinken Ave.  The New Mexico Rail Runner Express
commuter service also serves Belen and extends north through Albuquerque to Santa Fe NM

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 80 on BNSF Transcon, 20 Road Runner Express

Nearby RR stuff: Harvey House Museum, N 34.66020, W 106.76834;  A restored ATSF M-190 Motor Car is
displayed in "Doodlebug Park" on 2nd St. N 34.65910, W 106.76957  

Gregariousness quotient: ?

Fast Food: McDonalds, 503 N. Main  N 34.66542, W 106.77504

Lodging: Super 8, 428 S Main S   N 35.07732, W 106.51340

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TRAINS Article on Belen   (access may be limited to subscribers)**  
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from the Internet and TRAINS Magazine.  I would welcome
pictures, additions, or corrections to this page. Pictures and new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at
gregariousrailfan@gmail.com
 
“If fate doesn’t hand you some sugar along with the
lemons, your lemonade is gonna suck.” – George Carlin
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero publishes the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
December 2014
TRAINS February 2015
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