The caretaker at Raton, NM opens the waiting area, and looks after the station. I noticed him picking up some litter on the platform after the Southwest Chief departed and asked to take his photo.... (more)
The station at Raton, NM, is a beautiful example of Spanish influence on the area. The station dates back to 1903 and is served today by the Southwest Chief.
A Roger Puta Photograph
Climbing out of the high desert of northern New Mexico, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief No. 4 climbs Raton Pass on its way to Trinidad, Colo., from Raton, N.M.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief No. 4 glides across the high desert of New Mexico at an impressive track speed of 79 mph. The train, which is running close to on time, is enroute to Chi... (more)
What started out as a plan to shoot coal trains on the famous Santa Fe Raton Pass Subdivision turned into an unplanned busy few days of following top priority intermodal and freight that was being... (more)
Its journey over Raton Pass complete, the westbound Southwest Limited stops at the mission-style station at Raton, New Mexico. Ahead is a race across the desert plains until the grade to Gl... (more)
As the quickly setting sun disappears below the horizon, the last bit of sunlight can be seen reflecting off of Amtrak's Southwest Chief. Here it idles alongside the station platform in Raton, NM ... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief rolls east along the outskirts of Raton, N.M., at a track speed of 79 MPH.
By the mid 1980’s, freight traffic on Santa Fe’s Raton line was sparse, but not virtually nonexistent as it is today. Some of those few trains could, however be heavy enough to require helpers ove... (more)
Santa Fe’s station in Raton, New Mexico sits quietly, awaiting the next arrival of the Southwest Chief. The barrage carts have disappeared sometime in the past thirty years, but the scene h... (more)
Fresh out of a brief station stop in Raton, AMTK train 3, the southbound run of the Southwest Chief, glides across the prairies and grasslands of northern New Mexico, which line the Raton Subdivis... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief has just departed the Raton station and is heading for Raton Pass. It will take the train about an hour to cover the 20 miles between Raton and Trinidad, Colo.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief has finished its grueling climb over Raton Pass and is arriving at the town of Raton on its westward trip.
Amtraks southbound Southwest Chief winds through the fire charred forest of northern New Mexico shortly before making its final station stop before hitting the open plains, Raton, New Mexico.