Seen here, Amtrak's Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 makes its daily appearance as it pulls up alongside the station platform in Lamy, NM. Decorated in the phase IV paint scheme, this train fe... (more)
The blades at Chapelle still stand tall and proud as the westbound Chief makes its way towards Los Angeles.
The Southwest Chief has just completed its journey through the frostbitten Raton Pass and is now moments away from its stop in Raton, New Mexico.
The Southwest Chief of February 10 blasts out of the wintry haze of the everything east of Albuquerque today (the 11th) and leaves behind the snowy Sandia Mountains at the site of the abandoned st... (more)
August 12, 2014. Running roughly 3 hours behind schedule, Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief #3 makes an appearance just outside of Galisteo, NM on an absolutely beautiful mid-August afternoon.
These days on BNSF's Glorieta and Raton Subdivisions, any locomotive other than a GE P42 is hard to come by, seeing as the only remaining train left to traverse the route is Amtrak's daily Southwe... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief crosses the Mora River east of Watrous and splits the semaphore block signals at MP 748.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief decends the western slope of Raton Pass on between Wooton, CO and Raton.
Plowing snow at Big Horn. A Steam Specials charter.
Amtrak in New Mexico, near Sunset
Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief climbs Raton Pass at Wootton, Colorado, on March 6, 2005. Two deadhead Superliner cars up front make for a strange looking train…
On March 3, 2002, Amtrak’s train No. 3, the Southwest Chief, snakes through the tight confines of scenic Apache Canyon between Canyoncito and Lamy, New Mexico.
"Small Train In a Big Land"
We all think of Amtrak's Southwest Chief (and its Santa Fe incarnate The "Super Chief") as Powerful, Large Monsters that roam the land. Well, the open spaces and th... (more)
Amtrak 124 kicks up some fresh snowfall from the night before as it heads east at 90mph at Bluewater, NM 11/24/13.
Amtrak #4 passes though the last set of semaphores it would encounter on its trip from Los Angeles to Chicago at 79MPH as the light wanes on the early evening of 11/14/13.