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SEMAPHORES, SEARCHLIGHTS AND THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF

Widevision: $689.00 TWD
Blu-ray: $689.00 TWD

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Travel to southern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and BNSF’s Raton & Glorieta Subdivisions, home to Amtrak trains #3&4, the Southwest Chief. This is a comprehensive look at the former AT&SF line between La Junta, Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the passenger trains running over it.

This route is the last place in the United States to see semaphore signals running outside a railroad museum, and you’ll enjoy an in-depth look at them. But there’s much more to this route than the semaphores; it’s an incredibly rugged and scenic railroad in its own right, and you’ll see all of it.:

 

  • See the Chief race across the Great Plains out of La Junta
  • Watch the Delhi wig-wag in action
  • See the climb over the 3% grade of Raton Pass
  • See all three stands of semaphores before the 2020 replacements took some away
  • See 1960-era searchlight signals, antiques in their own right.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Glorieta Pass
  • See the Chief in Shoemaker and Apache Canyons
  • Coverage of the Chief running over the NMRX Albuquerque Subdivision.
    • Enjoy the route from both trackside and on board.

      Fantastic coverage of one of the most iconic lines in railroading

    List price $24.95, 135 minutes, all color. SKU SEMAPHORESDVD and SEMAPHORESBR. Posted November 19, 2023.