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.
October 4, 2014. Featuring a huge wave from one of the crew, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief #3 makes an appearance as it descends off of Glorieta Pass and into Canyoncito, NM on a beautiful early autumn... (more)
October in the Railroad Earth - The Southwest Chief awaits departure on the first day of October, in the Autumn of 2014.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief hustles past the famous blades near Wagon Mound NM under stormy skies in September 2001.
Amtrak 4, the Southwest Chief, eases down Raton Pass at Morley, CO. Morley was the site of a large CF&I coal mine, producing coking coal for Pueblo. Tailings from the mine can be seen in the far r... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief decends the western slope of Raton Pass on between Wooton, CO and Raton.
The Southwest Chief passes some glorious fall foliage as it prepares to slow for its next station stop at Trinidad.
Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief climbs Raton Pass at Wootton, Colorado, on March 6, 2005. Two deadhead Superliner cars up front make for a strange looking train…
On March 3, 2002, Amtrak’s train No. 3, the Southwest Chief, snakes through the tight confines of scenic Apache Canyon between Canyoncito and Lamy, New Mexico.