On June 9, 1966, the westbound train 19 "The Chief" arrives at Trinidad, Colorado behind F7A #21, F7A #327 and three F7B's. Photo from my collection. Photographer K. Crist.
I have never gone out of my way for a Gevo, but something other than the daily Southwest Chief over Raton Pass changed that. BNSF 7859 is seen leading a test train out of Trinidad as they knock do... (more)
The Southwest Chief passes under the Santa Fe searchlight cantilever just south of Trinidad as it continues it's journey west to Los Angeles.
The Southwest Chief passes climbs a super steep grade and passes an abandoned church up on the hill.
One of many cantilever signal bridges that guard BNSF's Raton Subdivision stands in the darkness of night, with only the stars serving as a guide to the mountain terrain. A tardy Amtrak #4 had jus... (more)
BNSF EMD SD70ACe No. 8504 leads a locomotive test train south toward Raton Pass featuring a mix of BNSF EMD and GE power, BNSF passenger test cars, and Progress Rail' EMD SD70ACe-T4 demo unit.
BNSF officials switch out the consist of a locomotive test train featuring Progress Rail' Tier 4 SD70ACe-T4 and two BNSF test cars before a run across Santa Fe's Raton Pass on the Colorado and New... (more)
The two flagships and standard bearers of the Santa Fe Ry., the Chief and the Super Chief meet at Trinidad, Colo. on May 10, 1967. The combined Super Chief / El Capitan, with a working RPO, had ... (more)
The Southwest Chief makes its way over scenic Raton Pass.
BNSF ES44C4 6918, BNSF SD70MAC 9641, CSX AC44CW #1 (Spirit of West Virginia), and BNSF ES44AC 6052 lead a freight through Trinidad, CO.
The eastbound Southwest Chief works its way over Raton Pass past the historic Dick Wootton Ranch and Old Santa Fe Train sign.
Running as advertised, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 makes its way underneath a Cantilever signal moments prior to ascending Raton Pass.
Happy Independence Day from the Raton Subdivision!
This was not planned as a snow shot, but an early spring snowfall dusted Trinidad, CO as sings of the future showed up. BNSF 4730 and 4738 were delivered to the railroad sans lettering and stripin... (more)
EMD test train on Santa Fe's Raton sub near Hoehnes, CO