The eastbound train 8 (Empire Builder) heads towards Bison on a nice clear day in Montana.
Running on schedule, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 splits the intermediates at milepost 706.2 near Springer, New Mexico on a clear-filled day.
The westbound Southwest Chief has just met its counterpart and hits the west siding switch at Glorieta and begins the descent of the pass toward Apache Canyon.
No. 3 climbs the Colorado side of the pass and ducts underneath the classic ATSF signal bridge. Believe it or not, the crew encountered an approach signal here as an empty BNSF ballast train was ... (more)
Racing along the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe mainline, Amtrak's Southwest Chief splits a pair of classic semaphore signals at East Chapelle. Today, BNSF's Glorieta and Raton Subdivisions are... (more)
Like a scene from the history books, Amtrak's Southwest Chief races past the classic code lines and semaphore signals at ESS Chapelle. Passengers aboard the Chief are witnessing incredible scenery... (more)
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, t... (more)
Not our stop now. The former The Seaboard-All Florida Railway/Seaboard Air Line Railroad still stands near West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. The Amtrak Silver Star (Train 91) passes b... (more)
Moments away from knocking down a semaphore signal displaying a Proceed indication, Amtrak's Southwest Chief makes its way through Bernal, NM.
As now seen on the cover of the eighth edition of the GCOR (The General Code of Operating Rules, the rule book of nearly every western railroad).
Decelerating into a temporary speed restriction... (more)
Racing Through the Valley: The Coast Starlight races along through the Salinas River Valley as it nears the town of Bradley.
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.
"AMTK 132, comply with Procedure XH at MP 373.26"
On Union Pacific rails, Procedure XH is issued for crossings "not working properly", which includes damaged gates. Here, Su... (more)