There is an 8,309 ft, siding at Deming (MP 1208.2-1209.8), and a passenger station on the north side of the line, between the ex-SP and four ex-Santa Fe tracks there, with connecting tracks east of that location. The ex-Santa Fe line heads away east-northeast at the east end of Deming. The ex-SP, now UP, single track, CTC, main line, with speed limit 79-70, continues just north of east, past two bridges over arroyos, Intermediate Signals, three bridges over arroyos, Intermediate Signals, a bridge over an arroyo, a detector at MP 1213.1, the 8,352 ft. siding at Carne (MP 1218.6-1220.2), where the line turns east-southeast, a dirt road grade crossing, Intermediate Signals, a dirt road grade crossing just west of the detector, a bridge over an arroyo, a detector at MP 1224.2, the 8,359 ft. siding at Akela (MP 1228.2-1229.8), Cambray, a narrow road alongside to the north, a bridge over an arroyo, a detector at MP 1233.5, a road bridge overhead, the 8,376 ft. siding at Dona (MP 1237.4-1239.0), a detector at MP 1243.0, where the line turns south-southeast, the 8,347 ft. siding at Aden (MP 1247.0, where the speed limit is briefly 75-70, to 1248.7), where the line turns southeast, a detector at MP 1252.0, and at MP 1255.1 (Kenzin), a dirt road grade crossing, the 8,352 ft. siding at Afton (MP 1258.3-1259.9), with an old corral on the south side near MP 1259, Rutter, a detector at MP 1264.0, the 8,380 ft. siding at Lanark (MP 1268.1-1269.7), and a detector at MP 1273.0. The terrain is flat scrubland, with isolated groups of mountains off in the distance.
The line passes an 8,388 ft. siding at Strauss (MP 1278.4), a disused (?) line trailing in on the south side, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals, a road bridge overhead right at the turn, the speed limit falling to 40 mph where the line turns south, a detector at MP 1282.2, and as the right-of-way of the erstwhile EP&SW approaches on the south side, the line turnings east, and then south, past Intermediate Signals, east, southeast through sandy bluffs, east, southeast past the 9,692 ft. siding at Lizard (MP 1285.5), where the speed limit drops to 40 mph just north of east, south past the former EP&SW location of Pelea, and southeast past Intermediate Signals. Mexico is just a few yards to the south. There is a grade crossing from a border post 20 yards away, followed by Intermediate Signals, and a detector at MP 1289.3. From Anapra (MP 1289.9/1317.7) there are once again two separate tracks (run as Double Track, current-of-traffic (Rule 251)), one built by the SP and one by the EP&SW, and the southernmost track passes within 20 ft. or so of the Mexican border, through an area where freight trains are often robbed (there is a shanty town just across the border). Both lines turn northeast, with the "South Line" turning away east-southeast, across two dirt road grade crossings, with a pipeline bridge overhead, and the "North Line" continuing east-northeast through the Rio Grande Tunnel, where it turns south-southeast until it approaches the "South Track" again, where it turns southeast.
Both lines cross the Rio Grande, into Texas, on separate steel girder bridges that also cross a divided highway and the former AT&SF El Paso line, turn south-southeast, past the ASARCO plant on the south side of the line, east of the Santa Fe line, with a wide road bridge overhead to ASARCO, and come together again at the Icehouse X-over (MP 1293.3/1320.9), where the speed limit drops to 30 mph. There are support piers for a former bridge overhead, a track from industry trails in on the west side, and the ATSF line lies just below on the west side, with a road beyond it, then the Rio Grande (about 100 yard across), and then Juarez. A connector from the ATSF trails in on the west side, followed by silos on the west side, and a grade crossing. Two Main Tracks, CTC, begin at the crossovers at Tower 196 (MP 1295.9), there is a road bridge overhead, and then once again the Santa Fe line below on the southwest side, followed by road, river, and Juarez, and the line turns east into El Paso (Union Depot) (MP 1295.9), where the speed limit is 25 mph, there is an on-line fuel rack adjacent to the station on the north side, and the station facilities are on the south side. The Santa Fe line runs into disused platforms on the other side of the depot.
The ex-SP line turns east-northeast, there is a road bridge overhead, and there are crossovers at Civic Center (MP 1296.0), and the line then runs in a cutting with concrete retaining walls and several road bridges overhead, and passes beneath the Civic Center in tunnel, emerging at the crossovers at Campbell Street (MP 1296.5), where there are a number of yard tracks on the south side of the line, and the speed limit rises to 30 mph. Those yard tracks spread out to become a large yard on the south side of the line, past the crossovers at Dallas Street (MP 1297.6). There is a road bridge overhead, and then there are wye junctions on both the south and north sides of the line at Tower 47 (Cotton Avenue) (MP 1297.8), with the west leg on the south side curving away to pass between buildings and the line from the south wye going to the Mopac Yard, El Paso South Yard, and across the river to Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. From the north wye, the former El Paso & Northeastern, later SP, line to Tucumcari and the former Rock Island, now "Cotton Rock" route to Kansas City, splits off to the north, with extra track on the south side. There is no fuel-rack at this location on that line; hence the additional fuel rack adjacent to the station. There is, however another on-line fuel rack adjacent to the roundhouse on the ex-T&NO main line east, east of the crossovers at East Leg Wye (MP1297.9), as the line turns east, and west of the crossovers at Piedras Street (MP 1298.2).