Descending into the northern Mew Mexico desert from the summit of Raton Pass, Amtrak P42DC No. 4 leads Amtrak train No. 3, the westbound Southwest Chief over Santa Fe's Raton Pass from Tri... (more)
With a crescendo of sound two Santa Fe types lead a
freight of some thirty cars out of Raton. Another 2-10-2
is pushing. Raton Pass lies ahead.
Paralleling Interstate 25 at an impressive maximum speed of 79MPH, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief marches across the New Mexico desert enroute to Colorado and points east on its Chicag... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief arrives in Raton, NM for an on-time stop on its two day trek from Chicago to Los Angeles. The trackage in the foreground is a reminder of how busy this ro... (more)
Super Fleet Warbonnet: Built in May, 1992, the four month old nose of Santa Fe C40-8W No. 834 at Raton, New Mexico is still pretty spotless and only has a few bug splats on September 18, 1992. BNS... (more)
This is the old Santa Fe line over Raton Pass. The line has not been used for freight since 2004. Amtrak leases the line and runs one passenger train a day in each direction. Semaphores are in op... (more)
The 1937 Budd-built Navajo was on the rear of the CHIEF. This car was one of Budd's first non-articulated lightweights having been built for the first SUPER CHIEF set.
The eastbound CHIEF rolls into Raton on July 4th as the American flag waves in the breeze. This shot has always been a favorite.
Service stop at Raton for Amtrak's Southwest Chief
Amtrak's Soutwest LTD with SDP40F 525 takes rest at Raton for refueling and other services
Detouring due to a large derailment that blocked the ATSF Transcon Line, ATSF hot intermodal train Q-NYLA heads through Raton, NM behind a quintet of Warbonnets. Scanned from my Kodachrome 25 slid... (more)
After a high-speed jaunt across southern Colorado from La Junta to Trinidad, and a low-speed traverse of Raton Pass south of Trinidad, the westbound Southwest Chief cools its heels as passe... (more)
Amtrak 145/154 lead the westbound Southwest Chief, rolling off Raton Pass on approach to Raton, NM, before hitting the racetrack that will take these passengers west to Los Angeles.