Amtrak's Southwest Chief kicks up a little snow at it flies east across the Missouri River plains en-route for Chicago at a mere 89MPH.
On the former Santa Fe Transcon, Amtrak's Phase I 40th Anniversary unit leads the eastbound Southwest Chief as it crosses over Ellison Creek on a large railroad trestle east of Media, Ill.,... (more)
Engine 3 leads Amtrak Train 4 and the Veterans Unit east on the BNSF Marceline Sub.-NS Kansas City District at Henrietta right on time, and running track speed.
Locomotives: AMTK 3, AMTK 42
With 3 engines and 12 cars, Amtrak Train 4 blasts east on the BNSF Marceline Sub. at the 422 signal bridge near Orrick.
There was no #4 yesterday, because it struck a misalignment in the tra... (more)
Amtrak's Veterans Locomotive heads up Train 4 at Atherton on the BNSF Marceline Sub. As the grandson of a 34 year US Army and Missouri National Guard Vet drafted in 1953, I appreciate the sentime... (more)
Amtrak Train #4 makes 90 MPH thanks to the ATS inductor next to the baggage car and the pickup shoe on the lead unit's head axle highlighted by the dust kicked up on the crossing. This Ex-ATSF si... (more)
Featuring a friendly wave from the crew, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief #4 traverses the “Big City” of Rowe, NM on this beautifully crisp mid-Winter afternoon.
As the quickly setting sun disappears below the horizon, the last bit of sunlight can be seen reflecting off of Amtrak's Southwest Chief. Here it idles alongside the station platform in Raton, NM ... (more)
Featuring a photogenic crew, an engineer throws up "Jazz Hands" as his train, Amtrak's Southwest Chief traverses the quaint community of Rowe, NM on this stormy New Years Day.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits the Santa Fe semaphore signals at Wagon Mound on the afternoon of June 7.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief rolls east along the outskirts of Raton, N.M., at a track speed of 79 MPH.
Running as advertised, Amtrak's Veterans unit makes an appearance in New Mexico as it leads Amtrak's Chicago bound Southwest Chief through Apache Canyon on a beautifully crisp winter’s afternoon.
Having reached the summit of Glorieta Pass, seen here Amtrak's Southwest Chief accelerates out of Glorieta, continuing it's eastward journey as it traverses the breathtaking high-desert terrain of... (more)
Late in the day, Amtrak No. 4 slows at Wagon Mound to run through the siding. Sitting on the main behind the photographer is a BNSF Z train.
Amtrak 4, the Southwest Chief flies eastbound on the Marceline Sub at Carrolton, MO.