Seemingly a hundred miles out into the Southern Colorado prairie, in a tiny ghost town known of by few called Delhi, stands the last wig-wag on a class one mainline in the United States. On this m... (more)
Amtraks southbound Southwest Chief winds through the fire charred forest of northern New Mexico shortly before making its final station stop before hitting the open plains, Raton, New Mexico.
With the afternoon's monsoons passed, and pelting a different portion of the plains, the endangered former AT&SF semaphores in the ghost town of Colmor, New Mexico, faithfully guard the Raton Subd... (more)
Piercing through a deteriorating cloud deck and resting on the shoulders of the western Rockies, a June sun illuminates prairie lands of rural Colorado just outside of Trinidad. Pointed toward La ... (more)
With winds howling across the high county of BNSF's Raton Subdivision, a pair of semaphore signals dating back to the early 1900s wait for the faithful passing of Amtrak's Southwest Chief. The eas... (more)
The sound of EMD and GE freight power fills the air as an eastbound BNSF empty ballast train throttles up at East Raton and begins the climb over Raton Pass. The train is heading back to La Junta,... (more)
An eastbound BNSF empty ballast train works through the curves at Gallinas in Raton Pass as it heads back to La Junta, CO to tie up for the day after dumping most of its load around the Springer, ... (more)
Passing the siding at Gallinas in scenic Raton Pass, an eastbound BNSF empty ballast train has just topped the grade and heads back to La Junta, CO to tie up for the day after working around the S... (more)
A beautiful afternoon in Raton, NM finds an eastbound BNSF empty ballast train passing through town as it heads for La Junta, CO after working around the Springer, NM area on the passenger-only Ra... (more)
BNSF 9264 east drops down off Raton Summit with a Herzog ballast train in tow. The train is just east of the Gallinas crossovers and will soon arrived at Trinidad to begin it's trip across the hig... (more)
With Fisher Peak looming in the background, BNSF power brings up the rear of this eastbound ballast train, and our chase to a close. We logged almost 2,000 miles in just a little under 48hrs to se... (more)
Passing the now quite yard and old BNSF crew base at Raton. Holding hope that one day this historic line gets it's freight back. Until then, the occasional work train will do just fine!
Screaming up grade at East Raton, 3 BNSF units shove as the Herzog train starts it's way up Raton Pass.
The westbound Southwest Chief squeezes through a rock cut in the secluded area northeast of Watrous, New Mexico known as Valmora.
Westbound on the "Museum Mainline" at Gallinas within Raton Pass.