Operating nearly 30 minutes early, Amtrak's "Southwest Chief" glides through the New Mexico desert over the BNSF Transcon.
Amtrak 4, the eastbound "Southwest Chief" charges through Grants, eastbound on the BNSF Transcon. At Dalies Junction, the Chicago bound Transcontinental train will traverse BNSF's Raton Pass to Tr... (more)
Upon train #4's 15-minute late arrival in Fullerton, California, Amtrak Conductor Moncada surveys a large group of Japanese tourists (headed to New Mexico) with their own food supply. This coach ... (more)
The Westbound Southwest Chief rounds a bend just north of Trinidad, Colorado, enroute to Los Angeles.
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Three P42's lead a late #4 out of the sag at Darling after meeting a hotshot Z9.
Amtrak Train 4 pauses at Fullerton, CA awaiting a signal and a Westbound BNSF intermodel to clear up the line ahead so it can proceed on its way to Chicago, IL.
Amtrak #4 sits at Fullerton while a Southbound Metrolink departs on Track #3.
Amtrak Train 4, the Eastbound Southwest Chief, makes its first station stop in Fullerton, CA of its eastward journey to Chicago with a green signal, ready to depart.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief waits at Fullerton as a southbound Metrolink train leaves on track 3.
Just before sundown, the Southwest Chief, essentially on time, rolls out of Raton Pass on approach to Trinidad, Colorado. Today's train features perfect weather, plus five private cars hea... (more)
Amtrak eastbound Southwest Chief rolls into Fullerton.
Running around freight in the distance.
EB Southwest Limited gets a cleaning while a Chef stretches his legs.
One of the young passengers waiting for the Chicago bound Southwest Chief looks on in amazement as the train pulls into Fullerton on a mid-April evening.