Now arriving in Santa Barbara at the restored Southern Pacific Station, Amtrak No. 14 the northbound Coast Starlight to Seattle.
Borrowed Time. On a crystal clear morning in Northeast New Mexico, Amtrak's Southwest Chief encounters the first pair of semaphore signals on its westbound journey to Los Angeles. Th... (more)
Amtrak number 5 the California Zephyr is westbound at Tunnel 1.
0 on, 0 off, as the eastbound Cardinal makes its station stop at the quiet station of Prince, West Virginia. The leaning “I” in Prince seems to keep getting worse as time passes.
Built in the late 1870s, Santa Fe's original transcontinental route featured the treacherous Raton Pass. Located on the Colorado-New Mexico border, Raton Pass was known as the "highest point ... (more)
The Southwest Chief descends the west slope of Raton Pass at East Keota. The fog lifted just moments before the train popped into view.
Having just crossed into Southern Colorado, Amtrak's Southwest Chief catches the last few rays of sunshine as it negotiates the tight twists and turns of Raton Pass. At over 7,500' above sea level... (more)
Westbound and Down the Santa Fe. Shortly after summiting Glorieta Pass, Amtrak's Southwest Chief heads west through the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. This region is known for ... (more)
Starvation Semaphores. In a classic Santa Fe scene, the Southwest Chief races through the desert ranch lands of Chapelle, New Mexico. Even in 2020, Chapelle Siding is still protecte... (more)
Racing across the plains of Northeastern New Mexico, Amtrak's Southwest Chief prepares to knockdown a clear indication at the 706 semaphores. These will be the last semaphores the Chief enc... (more)
Leaving Lamy. One of the great ironies of railroad history involves the Santa Fe. Arguably the most recognizable railroad company name, the "Santa Fe" originally bypassed the city of Santa ... (more)
The Southwest Chief splits a pair of semaphore signals as it navigates the tight twists and turns along BNSF's Glorieta Subdivision. In 2020, the semaphores along this route were the last ... (more)
With their assault on Tehachapi temporarily halted, the crew of this eastbound BNSF Q train briefly stirs in their seats as a passenger train rounds the curve and into view at Bealville. The condu... (more)
Running a number of hours late after being stuck behind a Metrolink train that unfortunately struck and killed a trespasser in the San Fernando Valley, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight c... (more)
In the late afternoon golden light, Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, continues its climb up Tehachapi as it leans into the well photographed curve here just short of Tunnel 2.