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Amtrak in New Mexico
The Southwest Chief is an under-appreciated train. The New Mexico scenery is like none other in the entire system.
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Photo ID: 731817

Under cold, stormy skies, Amtrak's Southwest Chief races past the semaphore signal located at mile post 849.1 near the town of Los Cerrillos, New Mexico. Five semaphore signals are located west of... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Los Cerrillos, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 51
Train ID: A3 1 02A
Photo Date: March 03, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 08, 2020

Views: 759
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Photo ID: 731524

Like a scene from the history books, Amtrak's Southwest Chief races past the classic code lines and semaphore signals at ESS Chapelle. Passengers aboard the Chief are witnessing incredible scenery... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 132
Train ID: A3 1 03A
Photo Date: March 04, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 06, 2020

Views: 948
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 731273

Amtrak's Southwest Chief slowly crests the summit of Glorieta Pass as it approaches the western control point of Glorieta. The steep grades within this siding would make it a less than idea... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta Pass, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 13
Train ID: A3 1 05A
Photo Date: March 06, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 04, 2020

Views: 978
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 731113

Racing across the plains of Northeastern New Mexico, Amtrak's Southwest Chief prepares to knockdown a clear indication at the 706 semaphores. These will be the last semaphores the Chief enc... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 146
Train ID: A4 1 06A
Photo Date: March 07, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 03, 2020

Views: 993
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 731111

Leaving Lamy. One of the great ironies of railroad history involves the Santa Fe. Arguably the most recognizable railroad company name, the "Santa Fe" originally bypassed the city of Santa ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Lamy, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 146
Train ID: A3 1 04A
Photo Date: March 05, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 03, 2020

Views: 1,563
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 730868

Crossing the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains, Amtrak's Southwest Chief gives passengers a front row seat to the incredible scenery of New Mexico. While these mountains are scenic, t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 132
Train ID: A3 1 03A
Photo Date: March 04, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 01, 2020

Views: 1,339
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 730476

The Southwest Chief splits a pair of semaphore signals as it navigates the tight twists and turns along BNSF's Glorieta Subdivision. In 2020, the semaphores along this route were the last ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Ojita, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 146
Train ID: A3 1 04A
Photo Date: March 05, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 29, 2020

Views: 910
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 729948

The eastbound Chief races the sun at the semaphores near Wagon Mound on the Raton sub.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Wagon Mound, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 821
Train ID: 4
Photo Date: January 11, 2020


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Mar 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 729441

Amtrak #933, test train for the Amtrak's Charger locomotives, descend down Raton Pass just north of the namesake New Mexico town. July, 2019.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Raton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 202
Train ID: A933 1 15A
Photo Date: July 16, 2019


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Mar 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 727914

The westbound Southwest Chief passes the semaphore signals at the north end of Wagon Mound Siding.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Wagon Mound, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 816
Train ID: 3
Photo Date: February 28, 2020


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By: Tom Binger

Added: Mar 06, 2020

Views: 589
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 727912

The eastbound Southwest Chief passes the "new" signals on the Glorieta Sub with the Sangre de Christo mountains in the background.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Rowe, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 184
Train ID: 4
Photo Date: February 28, 2020


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By: Tom Binger

Added: Mar 06, 2020

Views: 1,430
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 722809

Making it's way through the frosty Glorieta Pass, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Cheif has just exited Apache Canyon, climbing toward Glorieta proper.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta , New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 150
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: December 25, 2019


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Jan 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 719366

The Plains of New Mexico - In addition to the many fantastic topographical features that New Mexico has to offer, there is also a lot of flat ground and rolling hills between Wagon Mound an... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Maxwell, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 158
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: August 21, 2019


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By: Nathaniel Holguin

Added: Dec 11, 2019

Views: 1,176
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Photo ID: 719320

Treading Upon Devil's Throne - In the sunset hours of a summer evening, a late westbound Southwest Chief glides westward through Waldo Canyon. After the train passed, it was back to work to... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Cerrillos , New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 129
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: August 23, 2019


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By: Nathaniel Holguin

Added: Dec 11, 2019

Views: 1,035
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 714246

Amtrak engine #4 leads train #3, the westbound "Southwest Chief" by the semaphores at the 717 milepost near Colmor, NM.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Colmor, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 4
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: May 06, 2019


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By: Casey Thomason

Added: Oct 25, 2019

Views: 1,281
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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