Having just departed from Las Vegas, NM, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 splits the first pair of semaphore signals that it'll encounter West of Las Vegas.
Blades Under Threatening Skies - The westbound Southwest Chief splits through the 774 intermediate semaphores and into the sun. Behind the radiant show of sunflowers, lit by a break in the ... (more)
Following a crew change, a Santa Fe intermodal departs Las Vegas, New Mexico. The route over Raton Pass no longer sees freight traffic.
An 86-car eastbound Santa Fe manifest approaches the city limits of Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Glorietta Subdivision. Looking at Google Earth, this once wide-open shot is now treed in.
Built in the Spanish Mission style, the 1899 AT&SF station in Las Vegas, New Mexico greeted many of the Santa Fe’s long-distance passenger trains. Now, it exists to serve the Southwest Chiefmore)
Anyone familiar with Santa Fe history has undoubtedly heard the term “Harvey House”. Before the introduction of the dining car, passenger trains would stop at “eating... (more)
The Amtrak passenger station in Las Vegas, New Mexico, was built in 1899. The former Santa Fe two-story brick depot was built in the Spanish Mission-style and features a red tile roof, ornate met... (more)
Amtrak #3 'The Southwest Chief' spits the 774.2 semaphores south of Las Vegas.
The station at Las Vegas, NM is a two story Spanish Mission style building built in 1899, and is served today by the Southwest Chief.
Seen here, Amtrak's Southwest Chief slowly pulls up alongside the station platform in Las Vegas, NM as passengers eagerly wait to board.
Seen here, a thunderstorm brews overhead as Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief quickly makes its way past an active semaphore signal. Highlighted is one of many operational signals that currently ... (more)
After stopping in Las Vegas, Amtrak #3 splits the semaphore signals just outside of town as it makes it's way to the west coast.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits a pair of intermediate semaphore signals near Las Vegas, N.M., eastbound on BNSF Railway's main line between Santa Fe, N.M., and Trinidad, Colo.
Out of LSV a few minutes behind schedule, #3 splits the 774.2 intermediates on its way west toward Lamy.