Just minutes out of Trinidad, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief works it's way up the eastside of Raton Pass as it passes through the small town of Starkville.
Descending into the northern Mew Mexico desert from the summit of Raton Pass, Amtrak P42DC No. 4 leads Amtrak train No. 3, the westbound Southwest Chief over Santa Fe's Raton Pass from Tri... (more)
On an absolute cloud-free January afternoon in the desert Southwest, The Santa Fe intermediate semaphores signals at Wagon Mound bask in the afternoon sun, silhouetted against a vibrant blue sky. ... (more)
As daylight fades away on Santa Fe's Raton Pass, both Amtrak Trains No. 3 and 4 have completed their daily journey across Raton Pass leaving behind empty rails and a cold and abandoned New Mexico ... (more)
Paralleling Interstate 25 at an impressive maximum speed of 79MPH, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief marches across the New Mexico desert enroute to Colorado and points east on its Chicag... (more)
Timeless... Silhouetted against a desert nighttime sky, the mid 20th century era Santa Fe semaphore signals stand guard at West Levy. Both Amtrak trains No. 3 and No. 4 have made their trek across... (more)
Catching the late evening sun at Levy, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief observes a maximum passenger speed of 79MPH as it glides through the Santa Fe semaphore signals at West Levy.
On its late afternoon journey across the desert Southwest from Los Angeles, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief knocks down the T-2 Santa Fe semaphore signals protecting the interlocking of ... (more)
Catching the late evening sun near Wagon Mound, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits the veteran Santa Fe semaphore signals along BNSF's Raton Subdivision. This is the last stretch of ... (more)
The Westbound Southwest Chief rounds a bend just north of Trinidad, Colorado, enroute to Los Angeles.
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Power for the Trinidad Local lays over in front of the Raton depot on a frigid, windy evening. This power is also used to reposition baretables that are often stored in little-used sidings on BNSF... (more)
It is just after dusk as the blades display two 'clear' signals. It will not be until morning that the next train, Amtrak #3 will pass by.