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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: 744865

Threading The Defile

Amtrak Train #3, The Southwest Chief, exits Apache Canyon, just (railroad) east of Lamy New Mexico. The train is leaving the narrow defile in the southern... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Lamy, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 153
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: August 11, 2020


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By: William Diehl

Added: Aug 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 739942

Amtrak 153 leads the westbound Southwest Chief through the switch at East Keota. The train has just gone through the tunnel at the top of Raton Pass and has begun its decent towards the open plain... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Raton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 153
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 20, 2020


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By: Jadon H.

Added: Jun 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 737882

Borrowed Time. On a crystal clear morning in Northeast New Mexico, Amtrak's Southwest Chief encounters the first pair of semaphore signals on its westbound journey to Los Angeles. Th... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 146
Train ID: A3 1 04A
Photo Date: March 05, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: May 31, 2020

Views: 1,386
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Photo ID: 736494

The Air Up There..

Hey, I've gone aloft as I catch The Southwest Chief racing below the Sandia Mountains and into Albuquerque

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 7
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: May 17, 2020


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By: William Diehl

Added: May 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 732634

The westbound Southwest Chief has just met its counterpart and hits the west siding switch at Glorieta and begins the descent of the pass toward Apache Canyon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 132
Train ID: 3
Photo Date: March 14, 2020


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By: James Guffey

Added: Apr 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 732294

The Southwest Chief descends the west slope of Raton Pass at East Keota. The fog lifted just moments before the train popped into view.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Raton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 146
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: March 15, 2020


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By: James Guffey

Added: Apr 11, 2020

Views: 1,235
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 732194

No. 3 encounters the first set of semaphores on its westward run just south of Springer, NM as a brief snow shower comes to an end.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 48
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: March 13, 2020


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By: James Guffey

Added: Apr 10, 2020

Views: 861
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 732073

After crossing Tecolote Creek, Amtrak's Southwest Chief splits a pair of classic semaphore signals in the desolate high-deserts of Northeastern New Mexico. These intermediate signals at mile post ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 75
Train ID: A3 1 06A
Photo Date: March 07, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 10, 2020

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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 731998

The westbound Chief slowly rolls through the 10mph siding at Glorieta as it prepares to meet its eastbound counterpart. The old depot, built in 1927 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, n... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 13
Train ID: A3 1 05A
Photo Date: March 06, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 09, 2020

Views: 1,904
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Photo ID: 731817

Under cold, stormy skies, Amtrak's Southwest Chief races past the semaphore signal located at mile post 849.1 near the town of Los Cerrillos, New Mexico. Five semaphore signals are located west of... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Los Cerrillos, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 51
Train ID: A3 1 02A
Photo Date: March 03, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 731524

Like a scene from the history books, Amtrak's Southwest Chief races past the classic code lines and semaphore signals at ESS Chapelle. Passengers aboard the Chief are witnessing incredible scenery... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 132
Train ID: A3 1 03A
Photo Date: March 04, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 06, 2020

Views: 1,267
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 731273

Amtrak's Southwest Chief slowly crests the summit of Glorieta Pass as it approaches the western control point of Glorieta. The steep grades within this siding would make it a less than idea... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta Pass, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 13
Train ID: A3 1 05A
Photo Date: March 06, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 04, 2020

Views: 1,206
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Photo ID: 731113

Racing across the plains of Northeastern New Mexico, Amtrak's Southwest Chief prepares to knockdown a clear indication at the 706 semaphores. These will be the last semaphores the Chief enc... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 146
Train ID: A4 1 06A
Photo Date: March 07, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 03, 2020

Views: 1,269
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 731111

Leaving Lamy. One of the great ironies of railroad history involves the Santa Fe. Arguably the most recognizable railroad company name, the "Santa Fe" originally bypassed the city of Santa ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Lamy, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 146
Train ID: A3 1 04A
Photo Date: March 05, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 03, 2020

Views: 1,822
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Photo ID: 730868

Crossing the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains, Amtrak's Southwest Chief gives passengers a front row seat to the incredible scenery of New Mexico. While these mountains are scenic, t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 132
Train ID: A3 1 03A
Photo Date: March 04, 2020


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Apr 01, 2020

Views: 1,657
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20

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