Led by rebuilt SF30-C 9546 in Kodachrome paint, Santa Fe's Train 408 sails off Raton Pass into Raton, N.M. on Dec. 2, 1989. For help up to the summit (highest point on the ATSF at 7,588-ft.) addi... (more)
The Southwest Chief starts its descent of Raton Pass now that it has crossed into New Mexico, seen here from exit 454 off of I-25. There is nothing like the American west to remind you that a tra... (more)
The neon sign towering over Raton, NM comes alive at 7pm, allowing this view of the former ATSF passenger depot. The depot is still functioning in the service of Amtrak and BNSF.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief/Ltd.stopped in front of the Raton,NM. depot.
The late afternoon winter sun glints along the superliners of Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief near Raton, New Mexico.
Amtrak 3 descends into Raton, NM.
A duo of battered looking Super Fleet C40-8W prepares to leave Raton southbound.
During a quick fresh air stop in Raton NM, I was able to grab a shot of my train which happened to have a Phase III heritage unit in the lead. A shout out goes to the conductors on this leg of the... (more)
Most of the all-coach, extra-fare streamliner, El Capitan,
has passed into New Mexico as it enters the Raton Pass
tunnel for westbounds. The stone marker to the left of the "Lower ... (more)
Amtrak's Westbound Southwest Chief passes East Raton after it's journey over the famous pass.
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)