Dick Wooton Ranch. On August 5, 2016, AMTK 145 (P42DC) and AMTK 822 (P40DC) lead an Amtrak Inspection train through across the route of the Southwest Chief for Amtrak executives to meet with and thank local, state, and federal officials for their successful efforts to fund the route of the Chief. The sign for "Dick Wooton Ranch and Old Santa Fe Trail" can be easily seen from a passing train, honoring the memory of "Uncle Dick" Wooton, who moved to Colorado from Virginia to live on the frontier. He hired a tribe of Utes to build a road that he later sold to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and the area still bears his name.
AMTK 145 P42DC, Phase III
AMTK 822 P40DC, Phase III
AMTK 10001 "Beech Grove" Business Car
AMTK 10021 "Pacific Cape" Crew Car
AMTK 62044 Viewliner Sleeping Car
AMTK 10031 "Ocean View" Dome Lounge
AMTK 10004 "American View" VIewliner Theater Car
Two Amtrak routes serve the Centennial State. The California Zephyr's route through Moffat Tunnel and along the Colorado River goes from one end of the state to the other. The Southwest Chief cuts across the southeast corner.