Monsoon season is in full swing in northern New Mexico as the eastbound Southwest Chief storms through the blades at Levy, NM.
Dramatic late summer monsoons dot the sky as Amtrak's Southwest Chief slides past the west end of Chapelle siding. Amtrak's 21st century rolling stock contrasts starkly with the classic Santa Fe r... (more)
Here we see Conductor Montoya giving a thumbs up as his train, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief #4 slowly pulls away from the station platform in Lamy, NM.
Featuring a friendly wave from the crew, here we see Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief as it traverses Canyoncito, NM on a beautifully crisp early Autumn afternoon.
Having now completed over half of its cross-country journey, seen here Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 slowly makes its way through the downtown area of Albuquerque, NM moments prior to reaching the s... (more)
Now a few hours late, #3 is climbing around the loops of Coal Creek Canyon toward Tunnel 1 on the former DRGW.
Running a little under 50 minutes behind schedule, Amtrak's number 3 train, aka the westbound "Southwest Chief," does every bit of track speed as it races through the small community of Neponset, ... (more)
The westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief, AMTK 3, speeds over the jointed rail of the BNSF Raton Subdivision under the intense, stormy skies of a brewing monsoon. These semaphores certainly are not lo... (more)
Way off the beaten path in the vicinity of Valmora, New Mexico, the westbound Southwest Chief, the lifeline of a number of small communities along its historic route, squeezes through a rock cut n... (more)
Here's a glimpse of Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief #3 as it makes it's way over Glorieta Pass on a beautifully crisp mid-September afternoon.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief winds through the confines of Apache Canyon on its way to its next stop of Lamy, New Mexico.
As thunderstorms brew and rain begins to fall, here we see Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 as it pulls up alongside the station platform in Raton, NM. Decorated in the Phase I paint scheme, this train... (more)
Rounding the curve, here's a glimpse of Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 moments prior to ascending Glorieta Pass on an absolutely gorgeous mid-September afternoon.
Featuring lots of friendly waving from the crew, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 makes it's way through the community of Rowe, NM, on a brisk and windy February afternoon.
Moments after descending off of Glorieta Pass, here we see Amtrak's Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief as it traverses through Canyoncito, NM on a beautiful mid-September afternoon.