Amtrak's "Southwest Chief" is seen decending the grade of Raton Pass before arriving at the Raton, New Mexico Depot.
Starting up the 3 percent Raton Pass grade, a severely overpowered Santa Fe train 804 has left Raton, and is passing Keota, New Mexico on a May afternoon.
Santa Fe’s Super Chief/El Capitan Train 17 descends the New Mexico side of Raton Pass at Keota with four motors — 7902, 5944, 5937, 5936. Note the angle which the signal is aimed (for early view ... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief decends the western slope of Raton Pass on between Wooton, CO and Raton.
Amtrak 64 leads the descent on the west slope of Raton Pass. Until the early 1950's this stretch was double tracked on both sides of the pass. Now, the second portal is sealed and the west slope h... (more)
The Southwest Chief rolls down the grade after mounting Raton Pass on the Colorado- New Mexico state line.