Due to severe congestion in Trinidad, this empty ethanol train was sent to tie town at Jansen on the north side of Raton Pass.
A two hour late Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' passes by the ATSF signals at 'Jansen' at dusk nearing its next station stop at Trinidad,CO.
The Eastbound Southwest Chief rolls over Raton Pass and further into Colorado, splitting through one of the handful of old Santa Fe cantilever signal bridges.
The Southwest Chief finishes its descent down the north side of Raton Pass, into sunset light, approaching Trinidad. After this, it will be flat and straight for the majority of the... (more)
Amtrak 4 crosses the Purgatorie River near Jansen, CO as it approaches the next station stop in Trinidad, CO.
JLCX 3312 sits at the site of the New Elk Mine at Jansen Colorado. When this photo was taken, a BNSF train was inside the mine loading. The future of this operation is again up in the air, as the ... (more)
Just before sundown, the Southwest Chief, essentially on time, rolls out of Raton Pass on approach to Trinidad, Colorado. Today's train features perfect weather, plus five private cars hea... (more)
Former Santa Fe Dash 9 #697 has been set out on the yard lead for the interchange yard with the former Colorado & Wyoming.