See the wheels in front of the front tires and behind the rear tires? They fit onto the railroad tracks. The driver positions the truck exactly, and lowers the little wheels - these are the rear wheels below.
And here is the driver lowering the front wheels, which raises up the truck's front tires:
See how much the front tires are raised?
And away he goes, backwards.
I thought that was pretty neat.
We continued down the road to the Casamero Pueblo ruins.
All the rooms still had walls showing where the rooms were, but back in the day there was also a second story. This diagram shows the location of each room on the bottom level.
Here are some of the various rooms I took photos of and a couple more diagrams.
I thought this next photo of a wall was very interesting. They used two different methods to build their walls, the blue rocks with the red rocks in between, and the red rocks with the blue rocks in between. The two types of walls were adjoining in this photo below, and you can clearly see the difference:
And here are a couple of photos of the hill behind the pueblo. The way the circular indentations are formed is beautiful. I'm assuming the formations are due to weather.
The Casamero Pueblo ruins aren't far off I-40 past the power station and paper mill road; it was a nice, close morning excursion. I don't do much sightseeing, but really enjoyed seeing this and walking around inside the walls.
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