Shortly before arriving Trinidad, Amtrak P42 number 39 leads the eastbound Southwest Chief through Starkville, Colorado as the setting sun lights up the sky.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief ducks under the Santa Fe-era searchlight cantilever at Gallinas, on the downwards decent of the famous Raton Pass.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief No. 4 catches, quite literally, the day's final seconds of sunlight as it descends Raton Pass on its way into Trinidad, Colo.
A GE U-28-CG, an FP-45 and two F-45’s tow the 19 cars of Santa Fe’s combined El Capitan / Super Chief Trn. 17 up Raton Pass near Starkville, Colo. on August 1, 1970. The first car is a steam gene... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief ascends Raton Pass, seen here passing the searchlight signals near Starkville.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief climbs famous Raton Pass on its way to Los Angeles, seen here about to pass the "flat car bridge" at exit 6 off of I-25.
Just minutes out of Trinidad, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief works it's way up the eastside of Raton Pass as it passes through the small town of Starkville.