Threading The Defile
Amtrak Train #3, The Southwest Chief, exits Apache Canyon, just (railroad) east of Lamy New Mexico. The train is leaving the narrow defile in the southern... (more)
#3 in the pouring rain from the Ottumwa Sub to the Chili Sub......
Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southbound Chief, is only five-hours late as it passes through Verdemont, at the base of Cajon Pass. Just ahead is a stop at San Bernardino, which will... (more)
Yet another Amtrak long-distance train is running late, as Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, is five hours behind schedule as it passes through Cajon, California, at 10:55 am. ... (more)
Amtrak 3 highballs the semaphores in Colmor, NM at MP 706.2 on the Raton Subdivision.
BNSF 8250 leads the late running Southwest Chief down Cajon Pass. AMTK 42 was the lead locomotive before the train had power issues in route.
The Air Up There..
Hey, I've gone aloft as I catch The Southwest Chief racing below the Sandia Mountains and into Albuquerque
When Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, departed Chicago, it had the usual five-car reduced consist due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Engines 42 and 41, sleeper 32097, dining car 38034, ... (more)
The Amtrak Veterans Unit leads the Southwest Chief through Lisle on its way west.
Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, bisects one of the most dangerous (and soon to be replaced with an overpass) grade crossings in the country, Rosecrans, Marquardt and Stage (w... (more)
Once again, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief has become a hard-luck train. Amtrak train 3, with an abbreviated 5-car consist thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, departed Chicago, Illinois, on April 3... (more)
Running on schedule, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 splits the intermediates at milepost 706.2 near Springer, New Mexico on a clear-filled day.
The Southwest Chief crests Glorieta Pass at the former station, now the post office.