BNSF light engines go into the hole at Wagon Mound to let Amtrak #3 around.
A new BNSF ES44C4 #3274 leads a tie train by east end Colmor. They'd go as far as Springer and tie down for the day.
Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' speeds past the east end of Wagon Mound while a BNSF tie train waits in the hole
On June 16, 2020, after descending Raton Pass, this loaded ballast train led by BNSF ES44DC No. 7343 comes to a stop at the signal at East Raton, New Mexico, where they will get talked by the sign... (more)
Being born in the early 90s, I never got to experience big-time mountain railroading on both Tennessee Pass and Raton Pass. When Tennesee Pass closed in 1997, Raton Pass continued to host freight ... (more)
An empty oil train speeds up grade at ESS Model between La Junta and Trinidad
Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' descends Raton Pass
The Southwest Chief passes Wootton Ranch as it climbs Raton Pass
Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' races through desolate southern Colorado. Next stop, La Junta...
Amtrak #3 'The Southwest Chief' climbs Raton Pass ducking under the ATSF searchlights at Gallinas.
Due to severe congestion in Trinidad, this empty ethanol train was sent to tie town at Jansen on the north side of Raton Pass.
A BNSF empty oil train slowly makes its way south through the desolate Colorado desert near Timpas.
A rerouted BNSF empty ethanol train climbs the stiff grade into Delhi passing the wigwag on its way south to Trinidad,CO where it would then tie down for a day before heading back north towards Pu... (more)
A two hour late Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' passes by the ATSF signals at 'Jansen' at dusk nearing its next station stop at Trinidad,CO.
The classic Wootton curve shot in southern Colorado of Amtrak #3 'The Southwest Chief' beginning the climb over Raton Pass.