The Southwest Chief

The Southwest Chief  ( formerly the Southwest Limited and Super Chief ) is a passenger train operated by Amtrak on a daily 2256-mile (3631-km)  route  from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, passing through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The route takes you across the mighty Mississippi.. through eight states—past wheat fields and ranches, missions and pueblos, mountains and deserts. Carving through curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, there are views of spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways. The scheduled time of the trip is 42 hours, 15 minutes

Click on one of the following links to view local  images along the route from Flickr Contributors ..

Chicago * Naperville * Mendota * Princeton * Galesburg *

Fort Madison * La Plata * Kansas City * Lawrence * Topeka *

Newton * Hutchinson * Dodge City * Garden City * Lamar *

La Junta * Trinidad * Raton * Las Vegas * Lamy * Albuquerque *

Gallup * Winslow * Flagstaff * Williams Junction *

The Grand Canyon Railway * Kingman * Needles * Barstow *

Victorville * San Bernadino * Riverside * Fullerton * Los Angeles

To view other  Routes ….Click on a Link  Below

The Pacific  Surfliner  *  The Empire Builder * The Southwest Chief

 The  Coast Starlight *  The Texas Eagle * The California Zephyr

AMTRAK TOP SHOTS  This is a collection of around 1200 of the best images i have found of Amtrak trains and stations.. I have invited these photos from individual photographers on Flickr …. There are some fine Images  in here if you have time to look :With Thanks Loco Steve….

Thanks to all the photographers that have posted photos for these sites on Flickr –  Hope you enjoy the images ….. Steve

( I would like to point out that this is a personal project and has no affiliation with Amtrak or Flickr.Although .. I do Like Riding Amtrak Trains and spend lots of time on Flickr … The linked groups were all started and managed by myself and i have contributed to most of the groups myself with the exception of Amtrak Top Shots …..  I hope you all enjoy the photos .. The main reason for these pages is for people to have a visual image collection  –  where they can find where they took photos from ‘ If they have forgotten ‘ – Or to relive their trips – or to see where they might like to go and visit..  There may be more groups in the future but it has taken two years to get this together  )


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