With the summit of Raton Pass nearly at hand Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rounds the famous curve at Wootton.
EMD's first F40, and the first of the more than 200 that Amtrak would own, pauses at New London, CT, with a Boston-bound corridor train. New London Union Station, in the background, was opened in ... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief stretches its legs across the scenic plains of the New Mexico countryside.
The eastbound Southwest Chief works its way over Raton Pass past the historic Dick Wootton Ranch and Old Santa Fe Train sign.
The eastbound Southwest Chief splits semaphores with a magnificent sky as we chase north.
The eastbound Southwest Chief's engineer gives a wave as they roll past some of the few remaining semaphore signals in the New Mexico countryside.
Scooting through the remote back hills of New Mexico's San Miguel county Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief, train #3, approaches a set of intermediate blades east of Chapelle, NM.
The butte for which the small town of Wagon Mound is named after provides scenic backdrop for the eastbound Southwest Chief, which is about to split some of the few remaining semaphore signals any... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief rolls past scenic Devil's Throne at Los Cerrillos.
The eastbound Southwest Chief passes through scenic rock bluffs of New Mexico.
Running over three hours behind schedule, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rolls the final miles into downtown Los Angeles as it parallels the city's namesake river while passing Metrolink's Kel... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr threads through 75-foot Tunnel 29 east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on the morning of May 13, 2017.
Departing Union Station under the Chicago skyline.
Semaphore blades and code poles...these classic railroad mechanisms align the right-of-way of the Raton and Glorieta subdivisions in New Mexico where Amtrak's Southwest Chief traverses the ... (more)