After suffering mechanical issues just east of here in Cerillos, NM, the hour late Southwest Chief speeds past the NM-16 Overpass as it heads towards Albuquerque. At this location on the right sid... (more)
Full House in ABQ. On the afternoon of August 5, 2016. the Amtrak Albuquerque, New Mexico station was a beehive of activity. A doubleheaded New Mexico Rail Runner Express Train with NMRX 10... (more)
BNSF light power waits in the hole at Wagon Mound for Amtrak #3 to pass by. Lucky for us the engineer was a railfan as well and stopped the power by the blades for a nice photo op!
With the sun fading over the New Mexico Desert, Amtrak #4 heads east to Chicago. The train knocks down a set of almost 100 year old semaphores, dating back to the steam era.
Amtrak 3 splits the northernmost semaphores on the Raton Sub east of Colmor.
Neither Trick, Nor Treat
On the 31st of October 2021, I got off this train to find someone had found in the BNSF General Orders that the famed pair of signals at MP 706 on the ... (more)
Desert Route. Amtrak 140 (P42DC) leads the Amtrak Southwest Chief (Train 4) through San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico on a broiling hot September 3, 2020. The train is about to pass the last BN... (more)
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)