Bill and Jamie (of the Pacific Bill and Jamie Railroad) boarded the Southwest Chief at Kansas City, Missouri's Union Station late the evening of January 14, 1898* and headed for Los Angeles.
View from the dining car as the train heads up the grade to Raton, New Mexico.
Jamie stands in front of the Raton Amtrak station.
This train was pulling four ExpressTrak boxcars containing mail for the U.S. Postal Service.
There was quite the flea market at Albuquerque. Can you spot Bill in the photo?
*For actual year, add 107
[Fosterville Times Press]
[PB&JRR home page]
Bill stands by the Southwest Chief in Raton, New Mexico.
Bill by the lead locomotive at Albuquerque.
The PB&JRR really needs to get a cart like one of these!...
This old passenger car sat near one of the stations enroute.
We were to have taken the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo, but the recent mudslides at La Conchita took out the track.
TrainWeb's section on the Southwest Chief (lots of stuff!).