The train was the Grand Canyon. The "L" for 309L is right above the buffer and stands for "Lead". The late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.
Having now completed over half of its cross-country journey, seen here Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 slowly makes its way through the downtown area of Albuquerque, NM moments prior to reaching the s... (more)
As I was watching the eastbound Southwest Chief pull out of Albuquerque's downtown station, I thought, "Wow, the sound sure echos off the buildings here. It sounds like there's a train behind... (more)
Our Southwest Chief train on the way to Chicago had a run in with a car transporter at South Valley. The train was delayed for 5-6 hours due to the DEA being called, as one of the cars on the tra... (more)
Slowly making its way through the downtown area, here's a glimpse of Amtrak's Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 moments prior to arriving at the depot in Albuquerque, NM.
October 30, 2014. Featuring phase IV Heritage unit #184, as well as a friendly wave from the crew; Amtrak’s Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 travels at speed through the South Valley, shortly ... (more)
September 27, 2014. With lots of waving from an energetic crew, Amtrak’s Los Angeles bound Southwest Chief #3 speeds through the South Valley, shortly after departing from Albuquerque, NM. Capture... (more)
I'm riding the Southwest Ltd. were stopped at Albuquerque,NM. for servicing and crew change. This was the train board in the old ATSF depot at the time. Apparently Tony the Tiger and Frosted Flake... (more)
CAN U HEAR ME NOW?
The Engineer of the Southwest Ltd got some time for a little chat at Albuquerque.
Santa Fe 2nd #17, the EL CAPITAN, accelerates out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 27, 1968. FP45s 101-107 are powering the streamliner this day. The train is following 1st 17, the SUPER CHIE... (more)
Nice little talk at Albuquerque, train is westbound Southwest Ltd.
Out-of-service Alco RSD-5s and a single RSD-4 await their fate at the Albuquerque roundhouse.