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Photos Taken Along The Route Of Amtrak's Southwest Chief
Part of the Santa Fe Trail Ranch near Raton Pass.
Two photos of the Southwest Chief rounding the bends just before entering Raton Tunnel.
LEFT: Raton Tunnel was the highest point on the old Santa Fe Railway at 7,588 feet above sea level!
RIGHT: A view just after coming out of Raton Tunnel, now in the State of New Mexico!
Taking a break at our next stop of Raton, NM.
Welcome to beautiful downtown Raton, NM!
Amtrak's former Santa Fe station at Raton. Raton is the stop that is used by Boy Scouts to get to the
Philmont Scout Ranch located not too far from here in nearby Cimmaron, NM.
Signs like this exist for a reason, words to live by???
Marchiondo's Dry Goods store with Raton's own version of the "Hollywood" sign on the top of that mountain in the background!
Passing through Wagon Mound, NM riding past the mountain that gave Wagon Mound its name!
Time for lunch! Today, I had the Angus Steak Burger with bacon and kettle chips with the ever popular Diet Pepsi.
Riding through the Santa Fe National Forest, still paralleling Interstate 25 north of Glorieta Pass.
Going over Glorieta Pass, it looks like the soil here has a very high iron content due to the reddish color.
The scenery along this part of the route is amazing!
Interesting looking building at Glorieta Pass!
Heading towards Canyoncito, paralleling Interstate 25.
Now at Canyoncito, we await our eastbound counterpart, Train #4 to pass us.
Train #4 passing us at Canyoncito, next stop for us is Lamy, NM.
A former Santa Fe caboose hiding in the woods now part of a private residence in Lamy, NM near our next station stop.
The Hamilton Car at the Lamy, NM Amtrak Station.
Here we have a bulkhead flat car with no trucks under it with an old reefer car, also with no trucks, set up on it, interesting!!!
Amtrak's former Santa Fe station at Lamy, NM which is a suburb of Santa Fe, NM.
A stainless steel passenger car on display at the Lamy Station which is also a station for the Santa Fe Southern Railway.
Santa Fe Southern EMD GP16 #93 sitting just west of the Lamy Amtrak station.
Some track sections and freight car wheels on the Santa Fe Southern with an old church in the background.
The Yard Limit on the Santa Fe Southern.
Coming into Albuquerque, we pass over Tijeras Ave NE.
Welcome to Albuquerque, NM where a big crowd boards the train! This is a service stop and crew change point for the Southwest Chief.
The Amtrak Station at Albuquerque which is also shared with Greyhound Bus as well as New Mexico Rail Runner Commuter trains.