Lightning pops out of a distant thunderhead as the prairie winds carry it across the open plains while the beautiful center of our Milky Way Galaxy rises high above the New Mexico landscape and th... (more)
Amtrak #4 splits through the intermediate blades just north of Wagon Mound, NM, where the region saw up to a foot of snow after two recent winter storms combed over the area, providing for a decen... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits the Santa Fe semaphore signals at Wagon Mound on the afternoon of June 7.
Late in the day, Amtrak No. 4 slows at Wagon Mound to run through the siding. Sitting on the main behind the photographer is a BNSF Z train.
Westbound Southwest Chief passing through Wagon Mound on a windy cold morning.
With winds howling across the high county of BNSF's Raton Subdivision, a pair of semaphore signals dating back to the early 1900s wait for the faithful passing of Amtrak's Southwest Chief. The eas... (more)
The conductor of Amtrak #4 "Southwest Chief" gives us a friendly wave as they pass through the iconic intermediate semaphore signals at 722.1 near Wagon Mound, NM.
As evening approaches, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief flies past some of the last vestiges of the Route of the Chiefs. These blades, standing here at Wagon Mound, were installed in the 1920s, ... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief races through semaphore intermediates along Interstate 25 just outside of Wagon Mound, New Mexico on July 20, 2015.
It's the beginning of monsoon season in New Mexico on July 20, 2015 as Amtrak train No. 4, the Southwest Chief rolls along through the intermediate semaphore signals outside of Wagon Mound on BNSF... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief hustles through the intermediate semaphores at MP 722.1 between Wagon Mound and Levy.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief hustles past the famous blades near Wagon Mound NM under stormy skies in September 2001.
A BNSF Officers Special knocks down the clear signal at the MP 722.1 double set of semaphores east of Wagon Mound, NM on the cloudy afternoon of 7/16/13.
The Southwest Chief whips through the semaphores at the east end of Wagon Mound.
On an absolute cloud-free January afternoon in the desert Southwest, The Santa Fe intermediate semaphores signals at Wagon Mound bask in the afternoon sun, silhouetted against a vibrant blue sky. ... (more)