With scattered storms looming in the distance, the westbound Southwest Chief snakes its way past the intermediate blades at MP 783.2. Passengers riding the conductor's side of the train get to enj... (more)
Right on time, Amtrak's westbound Chief approaches the summit of Raton Pass, negotiating the famous curves of Dick Wootton's ranch in Colorado just short of the New Mexico border.
Sunflowers soak up the warm, summer sun this afternoon at Wagon Mound as Amtrak 3, the Southwest Chief, races west as it splits the semaphore signals at the east end of the siding here.
Having successfully crested the summit of Glorieta Pass, Amtrak 3 has just begun it's long decent down the western slope toward its next station stop of Lamy.
Finding itself in a surprise, summer monsoon, Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, works upgrade through Rowe during the lighter portion of what minutes prior had been a fierce downpour... (more)
Raton: Still Seeing Passengers More Than 100 Years Later. Moments away from finally having a chance to cool its heels and dynamic brake fans, Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief,... (more)
The westbound Southwest Chief arrives in Gallup during Golden Hour.
Amtrak 3 splits the intermediate semaphore signals just south of Las Vegas as it continues its journey west toward Glorieta Pass. In the foreground, a sea of wild sunflowers is in full bloom thank... (more)
On a glorious, summer afternoon in New Mexico, AMTK 135 hustles the eastbound Southwest Chief across the flats at Schomberg under a stunning sky. The train is using ever bit of the dwindling milea... (more)
The Grand Canyon Line Lives. Dating back to the glory days of this rail line's original owner, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, this bridge crossing found just south of Las Vegas,... (more)
Speeding Past Semaphores.
Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, is seen passing semaphores near Wagon Mound, New Mexico as it races across the prairie.
I was in Denver for a... (more)
Classic American Railroading.
Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, is seen splitting the semaphores near Bernal, New Mexico as it climbs the steep grade through the mountains. ... (more)
AMTK 22 passes the semaphores at WSS Levy
AMTK 183 leads the eastbound Southwest Chief passed ESS Colmor
AMTK 23 passes WSS Wagon Mound with original Santa Fe semaphores