The station at Las Vegas, NM is a two story Spanish Mission style building built in 1899, and is served today by the Southwest Chief.
Seen here, Amtrak's Southwest Chief slowly pulls up alongside the station platform in Las Vegas, NM as passengers eagerly wait to board.
Seen here, a thunderstorm brews overhead as Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief quickly makes its way past an active semaphore signal. Highlighted is one of many operational signals that currently ... (more)
After stopping in Las Vegas, Amtrak #3 splits the semaphore signals just outside of town as it makes it's way to the west coast.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits a pair of intermediate semaphore signals near Las Vegas, N.M., eastbound on BNSF Railway's main line between Santa Fe, N.M., and Trinidad, Colo.
Chief. Blades. Black-Eyed Susans.
Out of LSV a few minutes behind schedule, #3 splits the 774.2 intermediates on its way west toward Lamy.
After its Las Vegas station stop, Train 3 prepares to stop at Ojita to meet its eastbound counterpart
Amtrak No. 3, the Southwest Chief, is looking a bit green on May 20, 1999. Apparently some power issues further east on the trip has required the assistance of a Burlington Northern coal motor; EM... (more)
Mixed train daily. Except for the semaphores, this is a pretty ordinary picture. But what I find interesting eight years later is what is on the rear of the train, a long mixture of material han... (more)
Westbound on the Raton Line. I believe this is the DENBAR (Denver to Barstow) train that at one time was about the only daylight freight movement you could count on.
Pole lines used to get in the way of good train pix. Now that they are fast disappearing it's nice to find one reasonably intact. Not to mention the blades.
Kerry/Edwards Campaign Train on the high plains of New Mexico running at 80mph