Belen to Rincon

At El Paso Junction (MP 934.4),  the 8MT main line turns east-southeast, while the single track, TWC, unsignaled line to El Paso continues straight ahead, south, with speed limit 49 mph, past Bosque, Sabinal (MP 942.5), Abeytas, where the line turns just west of due south, the 7,790 ft. siding at La Joya (MP 953.5), a turn south and then southeast, following the west bank of the Rio Grande, and then sharply south and west, following a bend in the river around a rocky promontory, then curvily southwest, still following the river, south-southwest past the 4,102 ft. siding at San Acacia (MP 963.5), and south again, past Limitar, a detector at MP 969.1, where the speed limit drops to 40 mph, and the 4,147 ft. siding at Socorro (MP 977.8), where the depot is on the west side of the line and there was once a wye on the west side with an erstwhile line west to Magdalena.