With the summit of Raton Pass nearly at hand Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rounds the famous curve at Wootton.
The Southwest Chief streaks across some scenic portions of desert on a fine afternoon.
The Southwest Chief makes its way over scenic Raton Pass.
Amtrak pops up out the deep Sag at West Winslow as a BNSF Q climbs up out of the next sag in the distance.
The eastbound Southwest Chief stretches its legs across the scenic plains of the New Mexico countryside.
In the early morning sunlight, a tardy Amtrak 4 races west through the desert in Darling, AZ.
The eastbound Southwest Chief's engineer gives a wave as they roll past some of the few remaining semaphore signals in the New Mexico countryside.
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 a scenic rock mesa 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.