As evening approaches, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief flies past some of the last vestiges of the Route of the Chiefs. These blades, standing here at Wagon Mound, were installed in the 1920s, ... (more)
The westbound Chief splits the signals at West Springer, the west end of CTC operations on the Raton Subdivision.
Monsoon season is in full swing in northern New Mexico as the eastbound Southwest Chief storms through the blades at Levy, NM.
Dramatic late summer monsoons dot the sky as Amtrak's Southwest Chief slides past the west end of Chapelle siding. Amtrak's 21st century rolling stock contrasts starkly with the classic Santa Fe r... (more)
The westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief, AMTK 3, speeds over the jointed rail of the BNSF Raton Subdivision under the intense, stormy skies of a brewing monsoon. These semaphores certainly are not lo... (more)
Way off the beaten path in the vicinity of Valmora, New Mexico, the westbound Southwest Chief, the lifeline of a number of small communities along its historic route, squeezes through a rock cut n... (more)
Blasting west past the the last remaining wig-wag on the BNSF system.
July 27th, 2015 marks the end of an era in Watrous, New Mexico, as the passing siding located in town along BNSF's Raton Subdivision loses its iconic semaphore signals. These, along with nine othe... (more)
BNSF's experimental AC44C4M #616, a rebuilt, former Santa Fe C44-9W leads a test train based out of Trinidad, Colorado up the Raton Pass outside of Gallinas. The locomotive features new A-1-A truc... (more)
The Southwest Chief has just completed its journey through the frostbitten Raton Pass and is now moments away from its stop in Raton, New Mexico.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief, currently endangered, screams across the high plains adjacent to the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico.
Observing its daily station stop in downtown Trinidad, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief basks in the morning as it prepares to begin its trek over Santa Fe's famous Raton Pass.
The late afternoon winter sun glints along the superliners of Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief near Raton, New Mexico.
Following the curvature of Santa Fe's iconic Raton Pass, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief makes its daily trek the pass, south of Trinidad enroute to Raton.
Amtrak's Westbound Southwest Chief passes East Raton after it's journey over the famous pass.