Having completed its station work, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 accelerates out of Albuquerque, NM and on towards all points west. This train features one of Amtrak's new Phase III Baggage Cars, en... (more)
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.
The Chief rolls through the big city of Rowe.
79. Santa Fe All the Way.
After a flat-out high speed burn from Flagstaff (Located at the base of Mt. Elden, the rounded lava dome on the left) of speeds at 90 MPH. Here we see Amtrak's Train #4, the Southwest Chief drops... (more)
The 2nd engineer enjoys a nice spring day by sticking his arm out the window as Amtrak #3, the Southwest Chief, climbs Raton Pass at 20 miles per hour. Soon, the train will be doing 79 miles per h... (more)
Summer is at its peak as Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 passes beneath the "Devil's Throne" moments prior to entering into Los Cerrillos, NM.
Here we see Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 as it makes its way through the small community of Rowe, NM on a viciously windy mid-winter afternoon. Today's train features Amtrak's Veterans unit #42 as ... (more)
Here we see Amtrak's Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 as it slowly negotiates the twists and turns of famous Glorieta Pass on a stunningly crisp early Spring afternoon.
Having spent the majority of the day traversing northern New Mexico, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 prepares to knock down it's final semaphore signal as it continues it's cross-country journey towar... (more)
Spring is in the air as Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief #4 skirts beneath the "Devil's Throne" moments prior to entering into Cerrillos, NM on an absolutely beautiful March afternoon.
The summer sun has risen and the Southwest chief #4 is running a few hours late as he fly's over the massive 544 foot long Canyon Diablo bridge.
With Main 3 blocked by the LACNYC, Main 2 will have to work today for the 6+ hour late Southwest Chief #3.