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Amtrak in New Mexico
The Southwest Chief is an under-appreciated train. The New Mexico scenery is like none other in the entire system.
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Photo ID: 783914

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 201
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: September 29, 2021


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By: Nathaniel Holguin

Added: Oct 06, 2021

Views: 1,293
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Photo ID: 783856

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.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wootton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 168
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: August 06, 2021


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By: Jim Hinkhouse

Added: Oct 05, 2021

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Photo ID: 783264

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.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wagon Mound, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 174
Train ID: AMT3-21
Photo Date: August 22, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 28, 2021

Views: 810
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Photo ID: 783149

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.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 174
Train ID: AMT3-21
Photo Date: August 22, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 27, 2021

Views: 1,490
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Photo ID: 783148

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Rowe, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 174
Train ID: AMT3-21
Photo Date: August 22, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 27, 2021

Views: 1,002
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Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 782844

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Raton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 174
Train ID: AMT3-21
Photo Date: August 22, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 23, 2021

Views: 1,830
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 782696

The westbound Southwest Chief arrives in Gallup during Golden Hour.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Gallup, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 201
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: September 12, 2021


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By: Andrew Bryant Futrell

Added: Sep 21, 2021

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Photo ID: 782340

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 14
Train ID: AMT3-20
Photo Date: August 21, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 17, 2021

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Photo ID: 781726

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Schomberg, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 135
Train ID: AMT3-20
Photo Date: August 21, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 10, 2021

Views: 943
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 781725

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 135
Train ID: AMT3-20
Photo Date: August 21, 2021


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 10, 2021

Views: 2,194
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Photo ID: 781697

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wagon Mound, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 19
Train ID: 3(8)
Photo Date: September 08, 2021


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By: Matt Csenge

Added: Sep 09, 2021

Views: 730
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 781696

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Bernal, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 19
Train ID: 3(8)
Photo Date: September 08, 2021


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By: Matt Csenge

Added: Sep 09, 2021

Views: 1,041
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 776160

AMTK 22 passes the semaphores at WSS Levy

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Levy, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 22
Train ID: AMT4-07
Photo Date: June 08, 2021


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By: SLO Railfanning

Added: Jul 07, 2021

Views: 718
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Photo ID: 776092

AMTK 183 leads the eastbound Southwest Chief passed ESS Colmor

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Colmor, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 183
Train ID: AMT4-08
Photo Date: June 09, 2021


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By: SLO Railfanning

Added: Jul 06, 2021

Views: 1,102
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 775794

AMTK 23 passes WSS Wagon Mound with original Santa Fe semaphores

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wagon Mound, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 23
Train ID: AMT3-08
Photo Date: June 09, 2021


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By: SLO Railfanning

Added: Jul 02, 2021

Views: 1,014
Comments: 0

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