Crossing the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains, Amtrak's Southwest Chief gives passengers a front row seat to the incredible scenery of New Mexico. While these mountains are scenic, they pos... (more)
The Southwest Chief splits a pair of semaphore signals as it navigates the tight twists and turns along BNSF's Glorieta Subdivision. In 2020, the semaphores along this route were the last remaini... (more)
Making it's way through the frosty Glorieta Pass, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Cheif has just exited Apache Canyon, climbing toward Glorieta proper.
As fog hangs low over Glorieta Pass, NM, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief passes by a semaphore signs that protect the east end of Chapelle siding on Oct. 4, 2019.
In the blazing afternoon sunlight, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief races west through Rosario, NM and on towards Albuquerque on September 4th, 2019.
The westbound Southwest Chief continues its westward trek toward Los Angeles, with weather conditions improving toward Lamy and Albuquerque. Two target signals guard the west siding switch with St... (more)
The classic ATSF semaphore signals still stand tall under the cool night stars, including the Milky Way Galaxy, just as the moon begins to climb above the New Mexico hilltops to light up the baron... (more)
Navigating the curvy piece of railroad between Las Vegas and Chapelle, New Mexico, the Southwest Cheif splits a pair of semaphores that have guarded the former AT&SF Glorieta Subdivision for near... (more)
A blast of red, white, and blue brings life to the otherwise dark and lonely town of Bernal, NM as winter storms move in over the area. The semaphore blades still stand on this mainline, but it's ... (more)
A friendly wave from the engineers as the westbound Southwest Chief whips around the corner at the 791.2 intermediates, one of the more popular set of semaphores along the former Santa Fe transcon... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief train No. 3 eases into the tight curves at Ojita as the Los Angeles-bound train approaches the intermediate semaphores at Ojita on BNSF's Glorieta Subdivi... (more)
The intermediate semaphores of Bernal, New Mexico stand tall over the high desert as stars in the skies above give way to a powerful monsoonal storm.
One of only a handful mainline semaphore signals throughout northern New Mexico stands guard over the small town of Bernal as the world heads into another day on the railorad.
After going through nearly 7 miles of 5 MPH speed restrictions, Amtrak #4 takes off out of Wagon Mound in an effort to make up the 2 hours lost in its schedule.
Amtrak #4 glides through the greenery that northern New Mexico has to offer as the summer season kicks into full swing.