This is the first in a series of seven photos by Lowell McManus taken between July 23 and July 27, 1999.

Loaded tri-level auto rack cars gleam in the setting sun on their way from Piedras Negras in the Mexican state of Coahuila (background) to Eagle Pass in the American state of Texas (foreground) on July 23, 1999. The tracks of Ferromex meet Union Pacific tracks and Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage rights on this bridge. The bulk of rail traffic at this steadily growing international rail point is automotive. Piedras Negras is a city of nearly 300,000 people, and Eagle Pass has about one-tenth as many.

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Photo 1999 Lowell G. McManus