The Southwest Chief passes under the Santa Fe searchlight cantilever just south of Trinidad as it continues it's journey west to Los Angeles.
The Southwest Chief makes the birds scatter as it splits the blades at MP 706.2 just south of Springer as it heads for a station stop in Las Vegas, NM.
The cloud line is aligned so the Southwest chief is just on the edge as it trots along at maximum authorized speed.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief train No. 3 eases into the tight curves at Ojita as the Los Angeles-bound train approaches the intermediate semaphores at Ojita on BNSF's Glorieta Subdivi... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief train No. 3 charges through the interlocking at WSS Colmor at track speed on BNSF's former Santa Fe Raton Subdivision.
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With the summit of Raton Pass nearly at hand Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rounds the famous curve at Wootton.
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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)