Oooops, someone forgot to set the derail and a handbrake on a roundhouse lead track at Santa Fe's La Junta, Colo. roundhouse. F7 247 rolled off into the turntable pit June 1, 1968, and apparentl... (more)
"Family Portrait"- A husband takes a photo of his wife and daughter by Amtrak locomotive #67 during train #4's long station stop in La Junta,CO at dusk on 4/4/08.
Wisps of steam drift up the carside of the ex-NP dome/Pullman as the Southwest Chief waits for the departure time at La Junta,CO..
The Fireman on the Southwest Chief sits ready with his left arm on the armrest while the La Junta Switcher goes about its daily business in the La Junta Yard.
Fellow contributor Jim Hinkhouse>, with contributions from seven decades of railroading, dials in a parting shot as ... (more)
Stopped at La Junta for service this was always agood place to photograph the old EL Capitan equipment. Some of the members of RP.net had asked if I had a photo of the transition end of the transi... (more)
Almost on time, and running at 79 or 89 mph (I'm unsure, but it was at least 79, as we tried unsuccessfully to make ground on it after shooting), the Southwest Chief rips toward Trinidad and Rato... (more)
When I traveled to California, it was to escape the dreadful Michigan winter. I never expected to encounter three feet of snow in Colorado and New Mexico on the way there. Both Amtrak P42DCs on th... (more)
After adding the 504 in the lead for three units over the mountains the ATSF Carman cuts the main steamline back to the train.
BNSF GP39-2 2837 (ex-ATSF 3433, ex-3624, ex-3124, nee-3624) leads a westbound through La Junta, Colorado a few days after September 11th, and shot from Amtrak #3. Note the lack of jet contrails i... (more)
The Southwest Chief just after departing the sation at La Junta about an hour late.
In service on Amtrak westbound Southwest Chief
Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry and running mate John Edwards wave from Georiga 300. Cindey (left) was thrilled to see her next presidential choice in person.
The wye at La Junta: Raton sub behind, Pueblo sub to the left, La Junta sub and yard to the right.