October 2, 2014. Roughly midway through its cross-country journey, Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief #3 makes an appearance just outside of Galisteo, NM on warm and sunny early October afternoon.
February 7, 2015. On an absolutely beautiful mid winter afternoon, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief #3 negotiates the twists and turns of scenic Glorieta Pass.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief passes the semaphores at Colmor on its westbound journey. With recent efforts to replace the semaphores around Watrous proceeding and a question looming regarding Amtrak ... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief crosses the vast expanse of southeastern Colorado on its way toward famous Raton Pass.
Amtrak train No. 3, the Southwest Chief, raises its own snowstorm flying through Robinson, New Mexico, on a cold January 28, 2000.
After 6 cars of BNSF Train H DENKCK1 08 went on the ground early this morning in Hutchison, KS, Amtrak 3 and 4 were forced by the derailment and damage to track and signal apparatuses to detour vi... (more)
On the right is Amtrak Train #3, the Southwest Chief, and on the left is what was Amtrak Train #313, and will become 314 in the morning.
Engineer Doug Busler inherited a late Southwest Chief, and BNSF train Z-LACWSP8-20U (Los Angeles CA to Willow Springs, IL) holds at Frost (just south of Victorville) for the meet so as not ... (more)
Running a bit over five hours late, the Southwest Chief was a nice surprise to me and a group of other rail photogs out to grab some shots of the crossover at Frost before it reportedly gets torn ... (more)
AMTK 75 leads the Southwest Chief as the sun glistens on the San Francisco peaks.
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.
The former ATSF art-deco style station in La Plata, MO is still maintained and operated by Amtrak as a twice-a-day station stop for the Southwest Chief. The Amtrak decorations varying from the dif... (more)
There is always a flurry of activity when a passenger train arrives in Fullerton (and there are many of them each day!), but there is extra activity when Amtrak's Southwest Chief arrives - ... (more)
November 16, 2014. Seen here, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief #3 lights up an otherwise pitch black night as it makes an appearance in Canyoncito, NM, on a brutally cold and snowy mid-November night.
Amtrak's phase IV heritage unit, AMTK 184, leads the eastbound Southwest Chief as it makes its first station stop at Fullerton on a warm October night.