The westbound Southwest Chief storms through the semaphore-protected east end of Wagon Mound siding as a distant storm cell begins to build and roll into the area.
Hustling her train up the steep grade out of Colmor, the Amtrak 169 pulls The Southwest Chief up to the final intermediate signal before Levy Siding. The stark, but beautiful landscape of Norther... (more)
Amtrak 3, the Southwest Chief, glides into Blanchard, NM for a late meet with Amtrak 4. The SLSF "Cimarron River", chartered by the St. Louis NRHS, brings up the rear of the train.
Amtrak 3, the Southwest Chief, approaches the east portal of Raton Tunnel at Wootton, CO with the former Frisco car, Cimarron River in tow. The St. Louis NRHS chapter chartered the Cimarron River ... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief, currently endangered, screams across the high plains adjacent to the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico.
Amtrak 64 leads the descent on the west slope of Raton Pass. Until the early 1950's this stretch was double tracked on both sides of the pass. Now, the second portal is sealed and the west slope h... (more)
Amtrak 3 splits the blades at the east-end of Watrous among the fall colors. The yellow flag was recently placed as a result of slow orders issued from findings from the rail-flaw detector car.
The bare, rolling hills of southeast Colorado are punctuated by the autumn colors of the aspen trees and the Southwest Chief. From this vantage point, the train was the only thing seen and heard f... (more)
Amtrak 3, the Southwest Chief, blasts through the quiet countryside west of Delhi, CO.
Amtrak 3 descends into Raton, NM.
The Chief screams through Brookfield on time as the sun sets on one of the shortest days of the year.
As the Chief screams West, an IHB transfer job departs Cicero with some foreign power. So for those familiar with the LaGrange, IL area, who would have paid to see this AC6000 take the south leg o... (more)
AMTK 82, a now uncommon Phase IV, is in today's A3 consist out of Chicago.