Yet another Amtrak number 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, with a tale of woe ... Amtrak 3 departed Chicago IL on September 12, 2019, behind P42DCs 164 and 199. After making its station s... (more)
Having just departed from Las Vegas, NM, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 splits the first pair of semaphore signals that it'll encounter West of Las Vegas.
The westbound Southwest Chief continues its westward trek toward Los Angeles, with weather conditions improving toward Lamy and Albuquerque. Two target signals guard the west siding switch with St... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief speeds across BNSF's Raton Sub, knocking down the semaphore signals that stand in Wagon Mound, New Mexico.
Blades Under Threatening Skies - The westbound Southwest Chief splits through the 774 intermediate semaphores and into the sun. Behind the radiant show of sunflowers, lit by a break in the ... (more)
Just another afternoon at Bernal as #3 knocks down the semaphore intermediates.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief nears the end of its long run, now less than a railroad mile (and but a walking or flying block) from Los Angeles Union Station, as it passes the Metrolink power at Keller... (more)
What used to be a rarity has become a chronic problem in 2019: Amtrak's Southwest Chief running extremely late due to a locomotive failure in Trinidad, Colorado. On August 15, 2019, Amtrak... (more)
Running 6 hours 31 minutes late, Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, has had BNSF SD70ACe added to the consist in Trinidad, Colorado. One would suppose that one of the Amtrak P4... (more)
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)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief splits its first pair of semaphores. It'll pass at least a dozen more on its westward journey.
Running 13 hours behind schedule, Amtrak train 3, the westbound "Southwest Chief," finally makes its 5:42 am stop in San Bernardino, California, at 6:49 pm on July 13, 2019. The ... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief is slowly making its way up Raton Pass, passing under the Santa Fe searchlight signals at Gallinas, Colorado that guard the crossover here.
Running 2½ hours late, Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, has just departed the Riverside, California, station at 8:33 am on July 17, 2019. The nine-car train is powered by P42... (more)
Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, arrives in Kansas City, Missouri, at about 10:00 pm (22:00) and spends 45 minutes in town while the train is serviced. On August 9, 2018, the... (more)