An important goal of my trip to the Cumbres and Toltec for Rotary Snowplow event, was to catch some of the semaphores before they disappeared. Of course that means the Southwest Chief is the only... (more)
Amtrak #3 'The Southwest Chief' cruises past the ATSF semaphores at ESS Chapelle on BNSF's Raton Subdivision.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief makes an on-time appearance through Chapelle, New Mexico, as it splits through the classic ATSF semaphore signals.
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)
Racing along the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe mainline, Amtrak's Southwest Chief splits a pair of classic semaphore signals at East Chapelle. Today, BNSF's Glorieta and Raton Subdivisions are... (more)
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)
Starvation Semaphores. In a classic Santa Fe scene, the Southwest Chief races through the desert ranch lands of Chapelle, New Mexico. Even in 2020, Chapelle Siding is still protecte... (more)
The eastbound Chief splits the semaphores at the west end of Chapelle siding.
The westbound Southwest Chief passes the classic semaphores at ESS Chapelle.
The semaphore signals at Chapelle, New Mexico will soon go into action for a late westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief.
As fog hangs low over Glorieta Pass, NM, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief passes by a semaphore signs that protect the east end of Chapelle siding on Oct. 4, 2019.
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.