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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The eastbound Chief races the sun at the semaphores near Wagon Mound on the Raton sub.
Amtrak #933, test train for the Amtrak's Charger locomotives, descend down Raton Pass just north of the namesake New Mexico town. July, 2019.
The westbound Southwest Chief passes the semaphore signals at the north end of Wagon Mound Siding.
The eastbound Southwest Chief passes the "new" signals on the Glorieta Sub with the Sangre de Christo mountains in the background.
Making it's way through the frosty Glorieta Pass, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Cheif has just exited Apache Canyon, climbing toward Glorieta proper.
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)
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)
Amtrak engine #4 leads train #3, the westbound "Southwest Chief" by the semaphores at the 717 milepost near Colmor, NM.