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)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief speeds across BNSF's Raton Sub, knocking down the semaphore signals that stand in Wagon Mound, New Mexico.
After picking up the MoW equipment at Colmor, the MoW track gang train is seen knocking down the northern most semaphores on the Raton Sub at MP 706.1.
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.
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)
Running a few hours late, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief splits the Santa Fe searchlight signals at the East Raton control point as the train makes its way off of Raton Pass and towards its st... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief is slowly making its way up Raton Pass, passing under the Santa Fe searchlight signals at Gallinas, Colorado that guard the crossover here.
BNSF 7859 and its test train pass Wootton Ranch near the summit of Raton Pass.
I have never gone out of my way for a Gevo, but something other than the daily Southwest Chief over Raton Pass changed that. BNSF 7859 is seen leading a test train out of Trinidad as they knock do... (more)
The Southwest Chief passes under the Santa Fe searchlight cantilever just south of Trinidad as it continues it's journey west to Los Angeles.
The Southwest Chief makes the birds scatter as it splits the blades at MP 706.2 just south of Springer as it heads for a station stop in Las Vegas, NM.
The Southwest Chief splits the semaphores west of Springer on a nice September morning.
The westbound Southwest Chief conquers Raton Pass on a nice September morning.
The Southwest Chief finishes its descent down the north side of Raton Pass, into sunset light, approaching Trinidad. After this, it will be flat and straight for the majority of the... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Chief winds up through the Wootton Curves, made famous by AT&SF calendar photographers decades ago. It will shortly duck out of sight of I-25 until after it has negotiated the ... (more)