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When Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief developed running gear problems on the second unit P42DC, BNSF 1770, an SD40-2 was put on in Albuquerque. After hearing that it would lead the train, we went trackside to Bernalillo to catch the action.
This engine was built in 1978 as ATSF 5210...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief passes under scenic Devil's Footstep rock formations after leaving Albuquerque on its journey from Los Angeles to Kansas City and Chicago.
The approach to this shot is at
The eastbound Southwest Chief passes some rock formations at it approaches Devil's Footstep, south of Lamy, N.M. Slide film shot with zoom lens.
More scenic views at http://www.trainweb.org/amtrakphotos/
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