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Climbing up to Raton

Amtrak's Southwest Chief climbs the grades of Raton Pass, N.M., leaving Colorado, Sept. 7, 2003, with 35MM-80MM lens. BNSF - formerly ATSF - Railroad.
More pix will be coming. I'm planning to visit the area again this weekend.

I took some shots of No. 3 approaching from a distance, with a 35-80 MM lens, but they all came out fuzzy.

I'm going to bring a 300 MM zoom and place it on a tripod, and try to get the same shots again.

I'll also try to start just south of Trinidad, getting shots of the train as it goes 20-35 MPH up the grade.
I've always seen 4 on the head every time I've been in New Mexico. They may cut one off in LaJunta. Due to Raton Pass and Glorieta Pass.

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