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  1. Yard Limit

    BNSF 1770 Leads Amtrak 4!

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Before the Gold Line in Pasadena

    Before the Gold Line in Pasadena

    In June 1983, Tr.#3, the westbound Southwest Ltd., arrives at the Santa Fe Depot in Pasadena, CA enroute to its final destination at LAUPT.
  7. 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.
  8. Southwest Ltd. arrives Los Angeles

    Southwest Ltd. arrives Los Angeles

    Amtrak Train #3, the westbound Southwest Limited, arrives at Broadway on Santa Fe's 2nd District while the #2905 waits for the lineup to proceed east with its caphop in 1984.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Through Devil's Footstep

    Through Devil's Footstep

    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
  13. Amtrak In The Rock Formations

    Amtrak In The Rock Formations

    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
  14. Approaching Devil's Footstep

    Approaching Devil's Footstep

    The eastbound Southwest Chief passes some rock formations at it approaches the highly scenic Devil's Footstep, between Lamy, N.M., and Albuquerque.
  15. Through Beautiful Shoemaker Canyon

    Through Beautiful Shoemaker Canyon

    The Southwest Chief rolls past another scenic cliff in Shoemaker Canyon.
  16. Under the Signal Bridge

    Under the Signal Bridge

    Eastbound Southwest Chief rolls through eastern Kansas City en route to Chicago. Approaching Sheffield flyover off of Winner Road.
  17. Sunset Chief

    Sunset Chief

    The Southwest Chief pauses at Fullerton at twilight.
  18. 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.
  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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