Just thirteen days ago, in Fort Worth TX, I encountered Amtrak's 50th Anniversary "Phase I" locomotive, P42DC 161, on train 22, the eastbound Texas Eagle. Somehow, I missed knowi... (more)
The westbound Southwest Chief rips across the prairies of New Mexico as it splits the semaphore signals in Wagon Mound, NM. These old relics are nearly 100 years old and are scheduled to be repla... (more)
Amtrak 161 leads the Southwest Chief West through Westmont.
Private cars on the rear of a late Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief.. (Yorba Linda, California – July 22. 2023)
Amtrak train 3 (Yorba Linda, California – July 22, 2023)
After Amtrak's "Coast Starlight" stuck a water truck in Moorpark CA on June 28, Amtrak needed to ferry some replacement Superliners to Los Angeles. On July 3 Amtrak train 3, the "Southwest Chief,... (more)
Now that summer has arrived, the green hills have turned into fuel for the wildfires that plague the west each year, but fortunately on this day there were no fires in Santa Ana Canyon (as there w... (more)
The first run of the Southwest Chief from Chicago after a brief cancellation due to a BNSF derailment in Williams, AZ wastes no time leaving Las Vegas, NM behind. Note the Santa Fe inscriptions st... (more)
Amtrak 203 leads the Southwest Chief West through Highlands.
When Amtrak painted P42DC #203 into an Operation Lifesaver scheme, I don't think they envisioned the "railroad crossing" theme was intended for when the locomotive was on a bridge, but h... (more)
Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, is seen passing through Esperanza in Santa Ana Canyon with P42DC 203, the carrier's Operation Lifesaver (https://oli.org/) locomotive, on the headen... (more)
The big prize that I went out for last Sunday, March 26, 2023, was P42DC #203, Amtrak's Operation Life Saver unit, which was leading #3. Don't know if the timing has changed on how long the train ... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound Southwest Chief departs Chicago for Los Angeles on a forty-one hour journey through America’s heartland and southwest on the afternoon of April 17, 2009.
A late Amtrak train 3 at Cajon. (Cajon Pass, California - February 26, 2023)
Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, running 4 hours 26 minutes late. (Yorba Linda, California – February 18, 2023)