After a couple of years out of service, 42 finally hits the rails again, leading the Southwest Chief on Amtrak’s 49th Anniversary.
In the blazing afternoon sunlight, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief races west through Rosario, NM and on towards Albuquerque on September 4th, 2019.
As the conversion to new signals has begun, there are only a few hotspots left where the Amtrak train 3 and 4 can be photographed.
Amtrak kicks up snow on its way into Naperville Metra station to take its passengers to the sunny beaches of LA
Southwest Chief in the Concrete Jungle: After arriving in Los Angeles, the train set for the Southwest Chief returns to Amtrak's 8th Street yard to be cleaned and prepared for the train's e... (more)
The westbound Southwest Limited, Amtrak Train 3, makes its station stop at Raton, New Mexico.
Thunderstorms build in the background as Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief races through the intermediate Semaphore Signals by Colmor siding.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief gets rolling after a stop. Number 3 met its counter part train here at CP Bishop.
Its journey over Raton Pass complete, the westbound Southwest Limited stops at the mission-style station at Raton, New Mexico. Ahead is a race across the desert plains until the grade to Gl... (more)
With the snow-covered Rockies shining brightly in the distance, Amtrak’s Southwest Limited curves around the iconic Wootton Ranch. This was the one-time home of Richens “Uncle Dick” Wootton... (more)
Amtrak Train 3, the Southwest Limited, makes its daily ascent to Raton Pass, seen here at Gallinas, Colorado. Today’s train has three baggage cars and seven Superliners.
Westbound 3 running hot through Oneida on its way to Galesburg and beyond.
The westbound Southwest Limited has departed Trinidad, Colorado, and is working its way over Raton Pass.
BNSF 6617 leads a nearly 9 hour late westbound Southwest Chief down off Ash Hill.
Running a little under 50 minutes behind schedule, Amtrak's number 3 train, aka the westbound "Southwest Chief," does every bit of track speed as it races through the small community of Neponset, ... (more)