Amtrak's Southwest Chief crosses the Ellison Creek Valley with the Veterans leading the Phase I specially painted P42's. BNSF is preparing to replace the Media Trestle this year.
The westbound Southwest Chief conquers Raton Pass on a nice September morning.
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)
A small dusting on the Raton sub as an on time Southwest Chief makes its journey back to Chicago
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief snakes around the twists and turns of Apache Canyon with the guidance of Phase III heritage. The area received up to 4 inches of snowfall overnight after a power... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief rolls east along the outskirts of Raton, N.M., at a track speed of 79 MPH.
Amtrak train number three has just departed it's Lamy stop back when there was as much freight hauled as passengers.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief picks up speed as it enters the 90 MPH ATS track territory between Darling and Winslow as it heads east down the Arizona Divide. Amtrak usually passes through he... (more)
As thunderheads kick up over northern New Mexico Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits a pair of Union Switch and Signal upper quadrant semaphore signals at MP 712, west of Colmor, on BNSF's R... (more)
Running about 7 hours late, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief appears on the west side of Cajon Pass.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits a pair of intermediate semaphore signals near Las Vegas, N.M., eastbound on BNSF Railway's main line between Santa Fe, N.M., and Trinidad, Colo.
The southernmost foothills of the Rocky Mountains shine in the early morning sun as Amtrak's Southwest Chief negotiates the tight bends of the famed Raton Pass.
Westbound Southwest Chief passing through Wagon Mound on a windy cold morning.
Westbound Southwest Chief passing the intermediate between Ojita and Chapelle. MP 783.2.
On Time. The #4 rushes past Bluewater, NM on the BNSF Gallup Sub.