Fall is in the air as Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 makes its way through Chapelle, NM, knocking down an active semaphore signal in the process.
The eastbound Southwest Chief hustles east out of Gallup. A pity the Veterans unit wasn't leading.
The eastbound Southwest Chief has an eclectic assortment of equipment today. Along with two standard Phase V P42s, the Veterans P42 is joined by brand new Amtrak Midwest Charger 4630 and two Horiz... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief passes a scenic rock mesa of New Mexico.
The eastbound Southwest Chief passes CP West Baring on the Marceline Subdivision.
Seen here, Amtrak's Southwest Chief splits a pair of intermediate semaphore signals located near Chapelle, NM as a thunderstorm brews overhead.
Having just met its eastbound counterpart, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief slowly proceeds past an active semaphore signal as it makes its way back onto the mainline.
Having reached the summit of Glorieta Pass, running as advertised, Amtrak's Southwest Chief makes it's way out of Glorieta, NM on a beautifully stormy summer afternoon.
Nightfall sets in as Amtrak's Southwest Chief streaks towards the semaphore signals located at the East end of Chapelle.
Climbing out of the high desert of northern New Mexico, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief No. 4 climbs Raton Pass on its way to Trinidad, Colo., from Raton, N.M.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief No. 4 glides across the high desert of New Mexico at an impressive track speed of 79 mph. The train, which is running close to on time, is enroute to Chi... (more)
Shortly after sunset, we see Amtrak's Southwest Chief as it streaks past the semaphore signals located in Chapelle, NM as darkness sets in.
Representing Phases III, IV, and V, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief quickly makes its way through the “Big City” of Rowe, NM as the sun begins to set on this picturesque summer evening.
When it comes to photography more often than not timing and some luck can make all the difference, as illustrated here. Running approximately six hours behind the advertised due to track maintenan... (more)
Seen here, Phases III, IV, and V glisten in the light of the quickly setting sun as Amtrak's Southwest Chief approaches its next stop of Las Vegas, NM.