One of the last pasenger train in Mexico runs on this territorry from Felipe Pescador to Torreon. The weekly train serves the isolated rural communities in parts of Durango and Zacatecas states. Here the train is passing through the short canyon between Picadias and Juan Eugenio on its southbound run to Felipe Pescador.
North of Felipe Pescador, Linea A connects with FC Coahuila y Durango's southern line to Durango. Above, a southbound unit grain train is seen approaching the junction. The track in the foreground in the north leg of the wye. Below, the DPU's are visible as the trian curves toward the town of "Felipe."
Felipe Pescador, Zacatecas is a the crew change point for trains between Torreon and Aguascalientes. It is a real railroad town, home to a large contract car shop and a small yard. A hotel across from the depot lodges train crews while they layover.
An outbound engineer is inspecting the locomotives of his northbound train prior to departing for Torreon.
The depot at Felipe is a busy place. Most of the town's comerce is located right around the yard. Above, a local ice cream vendor carries his cart across the tracks to the depot while another northbound train approaches.
The tracks loop through the residential neighborhoods of Zacatecas before reaching the summit at the old passenger station. Although passenger trains no longer serve Zacatecas, the station building and platforms are maintained very well.
South of Zacatecas, Linea A drops into the valley of Aguascalientes. This northbound is climbing out of the valley where the tracks wind along the hillsides.
South of Aguascalientes, the tracks wind through northeast Jalisco state. This is where the line enters the Bajio - the historic and fertile central valley of Mexico. Above, a southbound grain train is dropping into Santa Maria Traspontina - near San Juan de los Lagos.
A southbound manifest train leaving the city of Leon. This train is nearing the terminal of Irapuato, the junction between lines to Guadalajara and Mexico City.