It was a snowy morning on Raton Pass as the Southwest Chief encountered showers from Starkville, CO to just west of Raton. Here, No. 3 cruises into the double track and prepares for the station s... (more)
The Southwest Chief descends the west slope of Raton Pass at East Keota. The fog lifted just moments before the train popped into view.
Amtrak #933, test train for the Amtrak's Charger locomotives, descend down Raton Pass just north of the namesake New Mexico town. July, 2019.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief rolls along the plains of northern New Mexico, just a few minutes from its station stop at Raton.
Running a few hours late, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief splits the Santa Fe searchlight signals at the East Raton control point as the train makes its way off of Raton Pass and towards its st... (more)
A trio of Santa Fe locos lay over at Raton between running as helpers over Raton Pass.
No3, Amtrak's L.A. bound Southwest Chief slides into Raton, New Mexico and it's low cloud ceiling for the brief station stop after cresting the namesake pass on May 2, 2019.
Eastbound Amtrak 4 "Southwest Chief" leaves Raton (NM).
Santa Fe Caboose 999140 stands in Raton (NM) in front of the Raton Visitor Information Center.
A thick fog engulfs the small town of Raton,NM as Amtrak #3 'The Southwest Chief' prepares to makes its stop.
A 2 hour late Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' starts its climb into the mountains of southern Colorado leaving the New Mexico desert behind.
The westbound Southwest Limited, Amtrak Train 3, makes its station stop at Raton, New Mexico.
Amtrak Train 4, the Southwest Limited, has completed its station stop at Raton, New Mexico, and is now continuing its eastward journey. It is beginning its ascent of Raton Pass, as it rolls... (more)
After changing crews near the Raton NM Amtrak station, ATSF BALJ is ready to ascend Raton Pass.
The caretaker at Raton, NM opens the waiting area, and looks after the station. I noticed him picking up some litter on the platform after the Southwest Chief departed and asked to take his photo.... (more)