Amtrak 64 leads the descent on the west slope of Raton Pass. Until the early 1950's this stretch was double tracked on both sides of the pass. Now, the second portal is sealed and the west slope h... (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 3 splits the blades at the east-end of Watrous among the fall colors. The yellow flag was recently placed as a result of slow orders issued from findings from the rail-flaw detector car.
Amtrak 4, the Southwest Chief, having just topped over the summit at Glorieta, proceeds downgrade on a clear signal at the east siding-switch Glorieta.
Westbound BNSF SD40-2 #6882 and BN SD40-2 #8061, passing Red Rock State Park, NM.
The crew of the D TRITRI orchestrates turning the EMDX 1211 and 1212 on the wye at French, NM. Here, the York Canyon Subdivision joins the rest of the BNSF network. In better times the high qualit... (more)
CAN U HEAR ME NOW?
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.
Westbound at the Ribera Loops (now the IMUS Ranch for Kids with cancer property) Amtrak's Southwest Ltd./Chief heads for LA..
Amtrak train #4, the eastward Southwest Chief, flies by a semaphore indicating a clear track ahead as they speed past the geologic formation that gave the town of Wagon Mound it's name.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief clears the intermediate signal at Bernal on its journey to California.
All 47 cars of AT&SF's northbound Train 46 are in view as it bends around the first horseshoe curve near M.P. 796 at Blanchard, N.M. Four Alco's, with RSD-7 604 on the head end and three RSD-5's... (more)