For almost 100 years, semaphore signals have guarded the Santa Fe mainline through Northeastern New Mexico. The weathered blades tell a story of cold winters, windy days and fierce summer thunders... (more)
The eastbound Chief races the sun at the semaphores near Wagon Mound on the Raton sub.
The westbound Southwest Chief passes the semaphore signals at the north end of Wagon Mound Siding.
The westbound Southwest Chief storms through the semaphore-protected east end of Wagon Mound siding as a distant storm cell begins to build and roll into the area.
For years, I've joked with fellow coworker and RailPictures contribuitor Elijah Cross about getting a very long telephoto lens and shooting the intermediate pai... (more)
Amtrak #4, the Los Angeles - Chicago Southwest Chief, splits the blades north of the Wagon Mound National Monument in New Mexico.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief speeds across BNSF's Raton Sub, knocking down the semaphore signals that stand in Wagon Mound, New Mexico.
A pair of BNSF units is seen splitting the intermediate semaphores north of Wagon Mound. The power is headed to Colmor where they will pickup a train of track equipment and bring it up to Trinidad... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief, train No3 bound for Los Angeles from Chicago polishes the rails at Wagon Mound, New Mexico on May 2, 2019. The famous semaphores of the region have yet again been placed ... (more)
Low winter light fills a timeless scene at Wagon Mound, New Mexico, as Amtrak's Southwest Chief races across the desert towards Chicago — an entirely different world away from the Land of Enchantm... (more)
Amtrak #3 'The Southwest Chief' speeds past the semaphores at Wagon Mound,NM.
It is a hot summer day as the eastbound Southwest Chief comes upon the first set of intermediate semaphores north of the village of Wagon Mound. The village name comes from the hill in the backgro... (more)
Severe thunderstorms move into the area as BNSF SD70MACe No. 9718 races east knocking down the semaphore intermediates just outside of Wagon Mound, New Mexico, on August 8, 2018.
Amtrak #4 glides through the intermediates just north of the village limits of Wagon Mound, NM, running on schedule.
Tucked in the middle of a 71-car westbound manifest , a set of mid-train helpers work through Wagon Mound New Mexico. The l... (more)