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Hiawatha Pete

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Los Angeles to Chicago on Amtrak's "Southwest Chief"

Good Morning DU'ers,

For those interested in taking a virtual journey across the Southwestern US, in better times my wife & I often traveled by train (and plan to do so again once the current global health crisis has passed) & thought we might share some pics from the route of Amtrak's Train #4 - The 'Southwest Chief' - which runs on a very picturesque route from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois.

The pics are a composite of several separate trips that we took on Train #4 and attempt to show some of the regions traversed, in geographical order from west to east.

The pics are from our website, https://northamericabyrail.info/

Stay safe & hope you enjoy!

Cheers, Pete

FIRST A PIC OF AMTRAK P42DC #153 ON THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF AT THE ALBUQUERQUE, NM, AMTRAK STATION


NOW FROM WEST TO EAST:

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES A SEEN FROM OUR HOTEL


ON AMTRAK’S EASTBOUND SOUTHWEST CHIEF, NEAR GALLUP, NM


PASSING FREIGHT LED BY SANTA FE GP60 #8729, GALLUP, NM


MESAS EAST OF GALLUP, NM


ADOBE STYLE HOUSES EAST OF GALLUP, NM


MOUNTAINS WEST OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM


HAD TO GET A PIC OF AMTRAK HERITAGE UNIT #822 ON THE POINT OF THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF AT ALBUQUERQUE

RAILRUNNER COMMUTER TRAIN, ALBUQUERQUE, NM


MOUNTAINS EAST OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM


MEET WITH WESTBOUND SOUTHWEST CHIEF LED BY AMTRAK P42DC #162, LAMY, NM


HORSEBACK RIDING NEAR THE TRACKS, LAMY, NM


LAMY, NM, AMTRAK STATION


SOUTHWEST CHIEF CLIMBING GLORIETTA PASS


GLORIETTA PASS


SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST


HARVEY HOUSE HOTEL, LAS VEGAS, NM, WHICH ONCE HOSTED THEODORE ROOSEVELT


ANTELOPE NEAR LAS VEGAS, NM


APPROACHING RATON TUNNEL, NM


RATON PASS, CO


KANSAS CITY, MO


STEAMBOAT ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, FORT MADISON, IA


SOUTHWEST CHIEF CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT FORT MADISON, IA


ENTERING CHICAGO UNION STATION


Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:02 PM (20 replies)

Seattle to L.A. on Amtrak's "Coast Starlight"

Good Morning DU'ers,

Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone is enjoying themselves and keeping safe.

Once again as a weekend distraction my wife and I thought we might share some pics, this time from our journeys years back on Amtrak's Train #11, the "Coast Starlight", which runs on what we found to be an incredibly scenic route along the Pacific Coast from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California.

The pics are a composite of several separate trips that we took on Train #11 and attempt to show some of the regions traversed, in geographical order from north to south.

The pics are from our website, https://northamericabyrail.info/

Hope you enjoy!

Cheers, Pete

FIRST, A PIC FROM ONBOARD THE 'COAST STARLIGHT' CROSSING THE TRESTLE AT GAVIOTA, CA


NOW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:

KING STREET STATION, SEATTLE, WA


ONBOARD THE COAST STARLIGHT PASSING THE 'NEW' TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE [NOT THE OLD INFAMOUS GALLOPING GURDY]


ALONG PUGET SOUND


PACIFIC PARLOR CAR ON THE ‘COAST STARLIGHT’


PORTLAND UNION STATION


WILLAMETTE FALLS, OREGON CITY, OR, AS SEEN FROM THE COAST STARLIGHT


UNION PACIFIC YARD AT EUGENE, OR


WILLAMETTE PASS, SPRINGFIELD, OR


KLAMATH FALLS NOCTURNE WITH TRAIN #11


ONBOARD THE COAST STARTLIGHT, PASSING SUSPENSION BRIDGE OVER THE CARQUINEZ STRAIT


ON THE COAST STARLIGHT, STREET RUNNING THROUGH OAKLAND’S JACK LONDON SQUARE


PASSING THROUGH THE SANTA CLARA VALLEY


ENTERING A TUNNEL ON THE CUESTA GRADE AT PASO ROBLES, CA


CUESTA GRADE, PASO ROBLES, CA


THE COAST STARLIGHT DESCENDING THE CUESTA GRADE


FRONT OF OUR TRAIN, PASO ROBLES, CA


WINDING THROUGH THE HORSESHOE CURVES AT PASO ROBLES, CA


AMTRAK P42DC #189 ON THE POINT OF THE COAST STARLIGHT, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA


SAN LUIS OBISPO AMTRAK STATION


NEAR PISMO BEACH, CA


PACIFIC COAST, SANTA BARBARA, CA


THE COAST STARLIGHT TRAVELLING ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST, SANTA BARBARA, CA


PACIFIC COAST SOUTH OF SANTA BARBARA, CA


LOS ANGELES UNION STATION
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Jul 4, 2020, 08:47 AM (12 replies)
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