Scooting through the remote back hills of New Mexico's San Miguel county Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief, train #3, approaches a set of intermediate blades east of Chapelle, NM.
The butte for which the small town of Wagon Mound is named after provides scenic backdrop for the eastbound Southwest Chief, which is about to split some of the few remaining semaphore signals any... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief rolls past scenic Devil's Throne at Los Cerrillos.
The eastbound Southwest Chief passes through scenic rock bluffs of New Mexico.
Racing towards the sunset at 90mph, Amtrak's Southwest Chief leaves the Rio Grande Rift as the last light hits the clouds above New Mexico's Manzano Mountains.
As remnants from the previous nights' storm, the sunlight creeps through a suckerhole to illuminate the early morning Eastbound Chief.
The Westbound Southwest Chief travels over a calm Mora River as the monsoons take a break, providing for a hot sunny day along the river.
Having reached the summit of Glorieta Pass, running as advertised, Amtrak's Southwest Chief makes it's way out of Glorieta, NM on a beautifully stormy summer afternoon.
Amtrak 192 and 2 lead the westbound Southwest Chief over the BNSF Ottumwa Sub after just coming through the Cameron connection and onto the BNSF Chillicothe Sub.
Thunderstorms build in the background as Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief races through the intermediate Semaphore Signals by Colmor siding.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief gets rolling after a stop. Number 3 met its counter part train here at CP Bishop.
Seen here, Amtrak's Southwest Chief quickly traverses the southern plains of Colorado as it closes in on its next stop of Trinidad, CO.
The westbound Southwest Chief running late as usual passes through Victorville between Frost and Thorn on a warm morning in the high desert.
Probably one of the coolest Amtraks I have ever seen, BNSF 1731 leads Amtrak #3 down Cajon Pass
Having just endured over an hour of 10mph running due to a current slow order, Amtrak's Southwest Chief wastes no time resuming its 79mph allotted trackspeed as it makes its way past the Madrid cu... (more)