Amtrak's northbound Southwest Chief steps through the curvy terrain and by the west end of Chapelle, New Mexico with it's Chicago bound train on May 2, 2019.
Running as advertised, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 traverses the high-desert terrain of Northern New Mexico on a crisp, sunny Autumn afternoon.
Featuring a freshly painted blade, here we see only 1 of the 47 remaining operational Semaphore Signals that currently reside alongside the Glorieta and Raton Subdivisions.
Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' rounds the curve past the semaphores protecting West Chapelle while afternoon storms build in the New Mexico sky.
Charging out of the sag which crosses Tecolote Creek in the distance, Amtrak's westbound Chief prepares to take a clear indication displayed by signal 7861, east of Chapelle on the Glorieta Subdiv... (more)
Semaphores, code-lines, and the Chief...Not to much has changed at Chapelle, New Mexico over the decades. Sure the fabled 'Route of the Chiefs' is now owned by BNSF and the last Chief standing is ... (more)
Scooting through the remote back hills of New Mexico's San Miguel county Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief, train #3, approaches a set of intermediate blades east of Chapelle, NM.
Fall is in the air as Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 makes its way through Chapelle, NM, knocking down an active semaphore signal in the process.
Nightfall sets in as Amtrak's Southwest Chief streaks towards the semaphore signals located at the East end of Chapelle.
Shortly after sunset, we see Amtrak's Southwest Chief as it streaks past the semaphore signals located in Chapelle, NM as darkness sets in.
From the fireman side, an engineer waves to the camera from the cab of his Phase IV locomotive as Amtrak's Southwest Chief prepares to knock down a semaphore signal located in Chapelle, NM.
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)
Featured here, the setting sun illuminates a semaphore signal located in Chapelle, NM. Seen is only one of many active signals that currently reside along BNSF's Glorieta & Raton Subdivisions.
Amtrak 4 has just split the semaphores at West Siding Switch Chapelle and pass the water tank on their way east on the Glorieta Sub.
A classic shot to be found of Amtrak #3 along its route in the northern part of New Mexico. Though all the snow has cleared from the rails, it's still a chilly 50 degrees out with a wind chill of ... (more)