Views of ancient America from the Southwest Chief.
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Western New Mexico/ Eastern Arizona
These scenes show the scenic train running through Indian lands, lava rocks, deserts, forests and canyons en route to California. The train leaves Albuquerque westbound early evening, arriving in the Golden State early the following morning. Sunset falls on western New Mexico. On the eastward trip, the train leaves Los Angeles at dusk, arriving to the arising sun near Flagstaff, Ariz. Daylight will be found from Flagstaff to Raton, N.M.
The Southwest Chief rolls through ancient lava fields east of Grants.
|CrewTen Web site|
Photo to left
Gallup, NM, station
|Near Arizona border|
|Little Colorado River|
|Arizona mountain peaks|
|More Cajon Pass photos|
|The Southwest Chief travels through Western Arizona and Eastern California through the night, passing through the thermal desert temperatures at night. Here are a few daylight shots.|
|Amtrak operations in Los Angeles|
Through the desert and into Southern
At Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal
This is where the train ends or begins its cross-country run. The picturesque station is host to many Amtrak long-distance and regional trains.
Redondo Beach Jct., photos (from crewten.com)
All pictures taken by Doug Ohlemeier except those linking to other sites.
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More Amtrak & train travel information (route guides, trip reports, etc.)
Southwest Chief Picture Page
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