While the man attraction of the Raton pass line is the semaphores, another disappearing element of the railroad fabric that lingers on Raton is the code line. Some code lines remain, but the numbe... (more)
AMTK 22 passes the semaphores at WSS Levy
AMTK 22 leads the eastbound 4 through the Semaphores at WSS Levy.
As the sun rises over New Mexico, the intermediate signals at milepost 722 on the Raton Sub stand guard waiting for Amtrak's daily trip across the region
Perhaps the loneliest line in the land, BNSF's route via Raton Pass has been forsaken but for Amtrak's daily train. At the time of this photo, however, the route also carried a daily manifest betw... (more)
Amtrak train #3 flies down the former Santa Fe towards Albuquerque, NM. Seen here passing history on a pole, the Southwest Chief doesn't mess around. Also note, the westbound semaphore for the mai... (more)
BNSF 7966 leads an empty work train through the semaphores at WSS Levy after dumping ballast between Watrous and Onava the previous day.
A nice suckerhole finds a BNSF work train sitting in the siding at Levy. The train was brought down a few days prior and the power is being held to bring back a couple cuts of hopper cars from Lev... (more)
A pair of BNSF units head east as they knock down the WSS Levy. The power is headed to Colmor where they will pickup a train of track equipment and bring it up to Trinidad.
With the "Wagon Mound" plateau providing a looming backdrop, Amtrak train number 4 splits through the ATSF semaphore signals at Levy.
A relatively short eight-car Southwest Limited passes a westbound semaphore near Levy, New Mexico.
Passing possibly the most-photographed signals in New Mexico, Amtrak’s eastbound Southwest Limited storms through Levy, New Mexico.
Southwest Chief, train No4 heading for Raton is at track speed as it slams the west end of Levy, New Mexico on May 2, 2019.
Amtrak #4 'The Southwest Chief' speeds through West End Levy at 79mph on BNSF's Raton Sub.
An eastbound Santa Fe manifest passes the semaphores at Levy, New Mexico on Santa Fe’s Raton Pass line. In the distance, a westbound is waiting on the siding.