It’s a beautifully warm mid-April afternoon and Spring is in full bloom here in Northern New Mexico. Featured, see we Amtrak’s Southwest Chief #3 as it traverses the high-desert terrain; and havin... (more)
Seen here, a thunderstorm brews overhead as Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief quickly makes its way past an active semaphore signal. Highlighted is one of many operational signals that currently ... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief passes the last remaining mainline wig-wag in the country.
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)
After stepping off the Southwest Chief in La Junta, I find myself pacing the train along the Raton Subdivision on U.S. Route 350. The Chief is running at its maximum track speed of ... (more)
Twice per day, the magnetic flagman manufactured by Griswold wigs and wags back and forth for the passing of Amtrak's Southwest Chief. This grade crossing signal is the last of its kind al... (more)
It's a beautiful early Spring evening; the sun is moments from setting, and the ever-growing shadows quickly consume the landscape. Running approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes late, Amtrak's Sout... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief sprints west along the ex ATSF transcon chasing the sunset at the end of another day in the desert.
Back When This Train in Fullerton was a Rare EventThe Santa Fe Railway passed through the middle of downtown Pasadena, California. And on New Year's Day, the city of Pasadena hosts ... (more)
"Nothing changes on New Year's Day"U2 got it wrong, as one thing, at least, does change on New Year's Day: The Santa Fe Railway passed through the middle of downtown Pasadena, Cali... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief as seen from a different perspective.
Seen here, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief idles alongside the station platform in Lamy, NM on a beautifully lush summer afternoon. Having been added due to mechanical issues earlier en route, ... (more)
Southwest Chief leaves Chicago Union Station for Los Angles, while the Lake Shore Limited which is behind schedule heads in to Union Station and a BNSF Metra train heads for the Racetrack also.
Two Commemoratives, One TrainAmtrak train #3, the westbound Southwest Chief, departs Fullerton, California, on February 9, 2017, as it heads the last 26 miles of its journey ... (more)
Amtrak Train #3 makes its station stop at KCY in track 30, arriving 14 minutes early. On the rear of the train are the "Pacific Union" and the "Royal Street", which will be se... (more)