Eastbound on the Raton Subdivision through Raton Tunnel, cresting the highest point on the Santa Fe system and beginning the descent toward Trinidad.
BNSF 7859 and its test train pass Wootton Ranch near the summit of Raton Pass.
A bucket list item of mine has been photographing a BNSF train on Raton Pass along the former original Santa Fe mainline. For years, the railroad had not run any revenue freight over the route due... (more)
On a beautiful morning in Southern Colorado, EMDX Tier 4 Demo #1604 leads a BNSF Test Train up the steep grade on Raton Pass near Wootton, CO on July 23rd, 2018.
Amtrak number 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, climbes up Raton Pass on a beautiful summer morning, about to go through the tunnel at the Colorado/New Mexico state line. Seen here, it is positio... (more)
With the summit of Raton Pass nearly at hand Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rounds the famous curve at Wootton.
With the snow-covered Rockies shining brightly in the distance, Amtrak’s Southwest Limited curves around the iconic Wootton Ranch. This was the one-time home of Richens “Uncle Dick” Wootton... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Limited, Amtrak Train 4, has crested Raton Pass, and is nearing Wooton, Colorado as it rolls toward Trinidad on a beautiful May evening.
Amtrak's "Southwest Chief" heads upgrade towards the summit at Raton Pass.
Making the grade – To make sure this six-car train can successfully negotiate the demanding climb over Raton Pass, the Santa Fe has assigned an SD for each car, and a GP50 for the caboose. Always ... (more)
Minutes prior to entering into the Land of Enchantment, Phase III Heritage #145 leads Amtrak's Southwest Chief as it negotiates the Wootton Curve on a beautifully crisp late December afternoon.
The westbound Southwest Chief climbs toward the summit of
Amtrak's westbound Chief winds up through the Wootton Curves, made famous by AT&SF calendar photographers decades ago. It will shortly duck out of sight of I-25 until after it has negotiated the ... (more)
Curling down through the curves at Wootton, Amtrak's Southwest Chief retraces the path of some very famous trains.
Amtrak 3, the Southwest Chief, glides into Blanchard, NM for a late meet with Amtrak 4. The SLSF "Cimarron River", chartered by the St. Louis NRHS, brings up the rear of the train.