Having just crossed into Southern Colorado, Amtrak's Southwest Chief catches the last few rays of sunshine as it negotiates the tight twists and turns of Raton Pass. At over 7,800' above sea level... (more)
Westbound and Down the Santa Fe. Shortly after summiting Glorieta Pass, Amtrak's Southwest Chief heads west through the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. This region is known for ... (more)
Starvation Semaphores. In a classic Santa Fe scene, the Southwest Chief races through the desert ranch lands of Chapelle, New Mexico. Even in 2020, Chapelle Siding is still protecte... (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)
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)
With their assault on Tehachapi temporarily halted, the crew of this eastbound BNSF Q train briefly stirs in their seats as a passenger train rounds the curve and into view at Bealville. The condu... (more)
Running a number of hours late after being stuck behind a Metrolink train that unfortunately struck and killed a trespasser in the San Fernando Valley, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight c... (more)
In the late afternoon golden light, Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, continues its climb up Tehachapi as it leans into the well photographed curve here just short of Tunnel 2.
San Joaquin Starlights Calls On Bakersfield. More than 380,000 people live in the Central Valley community of Bakersfield, California...and it's no stretch to say almost every one of those ... (more)
Amtrak Northeast Regional train arriving at Charlottesville.
Having just passed through the first of many tunnels, Amtrak 11 climbs out of Caliente and toward Tunnel 2 as it detours over Tehachapi.
Kern Jct. Sunset. Running over four hours late following the delay of a Metrolink trespasser strike down south in the San Fernando Valley, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight No. 14 has to w... (more)
Amtrak 14 drops drown grade through Bealville and meets a waiting BNSF Z train. The Starlights, trains No. 11 and 14, were both forced to detour for three straight days (Sept. 14-16) following Met... (more)
Stainless Steel At Monolith. Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, catches the golden hour rays of sunlight as the popular passenger train detours over Tehachapi. Having just crested t... (more)