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  1. Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak\'s Southwest Chief, the eastbound No. 4, rounds the curve at WSS Chapelle, the west end of the Chapelle, N.M., siding, in July 2015. These semaphores are between Lamy, N.M., and Las Vegas, N.M., but immediately north of the S-Curves and closer to Las Vegas. The exit off I-25 is Bernal...
  2. Deadhead California car

    Deadhead California car

    Forgive the unremarkable photo of a remarkable event. Was riding the Southwest Chief on May 11, 2009. Noticed the new California car bringing up the rear. Had to wait for the Fort Madison, Iowa smoker's stop to get this grab shot. I guess that's how they get the newly manufactured coaches to...
  3. Super Chief  tapered end Observation car

    Super Chief tapered end Observation car

    Rear end of Super Chief from Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado
  4. Wide Angle Chief

    Wide Angle Chief

    The Southwest Chief makes its scheduled evening stop at Fullerton on its way to Chicago.
  5. Interior of GCR 255 The Chief

    Interior of GCR 255 The Chief

    Interior of GCR 255 showing the bar and cherry paneling. 27 Aug 2007. The Chief was put into service on the Grand Canyon Railway in October 2002. Total cost of the railway's restoration effort, including purchase, was $527,000. The restoration effort involved gutting the interior of the car and...
  6. GCR 255 The Chief

    GCR 255 The Chief

    GCR 255 "The Chief" backs in to Williams station on 27 Aug 2007. This stainless steel Observation Platform Lounge Car was built in 1947 for use on the Atlantic Coast Line. The car serviced the route between New York City and Miami. It was purchased in 1971 and used to service the same...
  7. Southwest Chief Boarding on Track 1

    Southwest Chief Boarding on Track 1

    The Southwest Chief boards passengers on track 1 at Fullerton on December 23, 2007.
  8. Pepsi Cans Bring in the Chief

    Pepsi Cans Bring in the Chief

    Westbound Amtrak Pepsi Cans, led by B32-8WH #511, hold the main at the Pasadena Depot with Train #3, the Southwest Chief, with the early morning arrival on December 27, 1991.
  9. AMTRAK Southwest Chief Raton Pass

    AMTRAK Southwest Chief Raton Pass

    AMTRAK 93 P42DC leads the Southwest Chief southbound over the Raton Pass on a beautiful September morning. Photo taken on September 4, 2007.
  10. Amtrak in Dodge City

    Amtrak in Dodge City

    Amtrak's Southwest Chief arriving at the historic ATS&F station in Dodge City, Kansas, at noon, about 6 hours later than normal on July 2, 2007. The tardiness was due to a freight train derailment on the single-track division six miles north of Emporia.
  11. Westbound Chief through Verdemont

    Westbound Chief through Verdemont

    The tardy westbound #3 Southwest Chief, led by Amtrak F40PH #230, drifts downgrade through Verdemont in Cajon Pass on May 14, 1988. This is the final day this subdivision would be known as the 1st Sub. The following day this subdivision would become known as the Cajon Sub.
  12. Highball Train 4

    Highball Train 4

    The hind-end crew of a ballast train watches the departure of Amtrak Tr. 4 from Lamy, NM on December 23, 1984. The caboose is Ce-1 class 999217.
  13. Overbearing Sun Blinds The Chief

    Overbearing Sun Blinds The Chief

    An overbearing setting sun blindsides the eastbound Southwest Chief as it negotiates the famous Horseshoe Curves between Albuquerque, N.M., and Las Vegas, N.M., at Bernal, N.M., alongside I-25. Slide film. More scenic views at
  14. Through Beautiful Shoemaker Canyon

    Through Beautiful Shoemaker Canyon

    The Southwest Chief rolls past another scenic cliff in Shoemaker Canyon.
  15. Sunset Chief

    Sunset Chief

    The Southwest Chief pauses at Fullerton at twilight.
  16. Illinois River bridge at Chillicothe, IL.

    Illinois River bridge at Chillicothe, IL.

    The Southwest Chief has just left Chillicothe, heading for it's next stop at Streator, IL. Darn, I missed the contest by this...much!
  17. Raton Descent

    Raton Descent

    Amtrak's Southwest Chief rolls through Raton Pass, New Mexico, after an April snow. Shot from I-25 with 70-200MM zoom lens. Slide film.
  18. AMTK 82523

    AMTK 82523

    Part of the Southwest Chief's passenger equipment on August 6, 2004.
  19. Through Scenic Glorieta Sub

    Through Scenic Glorieta Sub

    Southwest Chief passes some rock formations near Los Cerrillos, N.M., between Albuquerque and Lamy, N.M.
  20. Snowy Raton Pass

    Snowy Raton Pass

    Southwest Chief ascents Raton Pass, leaving Colorado. Shot with 28MM lens, Velvia 50. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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