With the engineer laying on the K5LA and waving to the group of railfans standing trackside, Amtrak 822 leads the eastbound Southwest Chief towards Chicago after a station stop in Kansas City.
Dusk turns to darkness as Amtrak's Southwest Chief traverses the vast grasslands of Northern New Mexico as it passes through the quaint community of Watrous, NM on this crisp winter-like evening.
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.
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)
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief No. 4 catches this late summer sunset outside of La Junta, Colo., on its eastward journey across the original Santa Fe mainline toward Dodge City, Kan., a... (more)
The Eastbound Southwest Chief rolls over Raton Pass and further into Colorado, splitting through one of the handful of old Santa Fe cantilever signal bridges.
Amtrak #4 glides through the intermediates just north of the village limits of Wagon Mound, NM, running on schedule.
The Southwest Chief races across the plains of Southern Colorado as the evening monsoons roar in the fading light of a summer's night and the last of the evening's sunset burns away to darkness.
Amtrak #4 rolls through the town of Glorieta after having just met Amtrak #3. The skies loom with signs of monsoon as rains continue to hit the area.
Having crested Raton Pass, the eastbound Southwest Chief eases down the north side of the mountain into Colorado.
The eastbound Southwest Chief races to stay ahead of a fast-moving storm as it approaches Lowe. Is this photo a metaphor for the future of the Southwest Chief under Anderson? You decide.
Representing Phases I, III, and V; featured here Amtrak's Chicago bound Southwest Chief makes its way through the picturesque community of Rowe, NM on a beautifully hot Summer afternoon.
Featured here, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 quickly makes its way through the "Big City" of Rowe, NM as the sun begins to set on a hot and windy early Summer afternoon.
Amtrak 4 the Southwest Chief heads East through Gallup, NM. As a couple of BNSF Trains does some work in the yard
The Southwest Chief passes climbs a super steep grade and passes an abandoned church up on the hill.