Sneaking out the Back. Chama, New Mexico. July 2013.
Cleaning the Fire
Southwestern 3588 idles in Artesia, NM. SW 3588 spent its early days as UP "fast forty" 8079, often wedged between DDA40Xs, racing between North Platte and Ogden. Now it's finding hones... (more)
Once in the vanguard of hotshot freight locomotives, this GP60M is still in its initial AT&SF Warbonnet livery, ...
Along with a standard AT&SF yellow & blue, #144 is putting together a train ... (more)
These days on BNSF's Glorieta and Raton Subdivisions, any locomotive other than a GE P42 is hard to come by, seeing as the only remaining train left to traverse the route is Amtrak's daily Southwe... (more)
August 8, 2014. Here's a glimpse of Amtrak’s Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 as it makes an appearance just outside of Galisteo, NM, on an absolutely beautiful mid-summer afternoon.
That others may live..... Running a fleet of 90+ year-old steam engines that have to work just as hard each day as they ever did back in the steam era is a very difficult endeavor to sustai... (more)
Double-heading to Cumbres Pass. There are not many places left in the US where you can see steam double-headers in regular, revenue service. Some tourist railroads and museums run them on ... (more)
On a beautiful fall day a double header departs Chama headed for Cumbres. The colors were fantastic this particular year. I became of fan of the narrow gauge late in life but fortunately I was abl... (more)
July 27, 2014. Here we have Amtrak’s Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 as it makes an appearance just outside of Galisteo, NM, on an absolutely beautiful mid-summer afternoon.
July 28, 2014. While en route to Albuquerque, NM, here is Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief #3 as it makes its way through Galisteo, NM on a gorgeous mid-summer afternoon.
Before the canyon wars and the addition of a second track an eastbound BNSF intermodal train was crossing the third bridge from the west end of the canyon which is located about twenty miles east ... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief crosses the Mora River east of Watrous and splits the semaphore block signals at MP 748.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief rolls by the semaphores at the west siding switch at Levy.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief decends the western slope of Raton Pass on between Wooton, CO and Raton.