Enjoy a cab ride on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief between La Junta, Colorado, and Albuquerque, New Mexico with this 6 DVD set.
Volume 1, La Junta to Trinidad. You’re in the cab as the train attains speeds up to 90 mph! This is the Santa Fe’s old “passenger route”, and there’s still plenty of Santa Fe flavor in this part of Colorado, including a multitude of operating semaphores. The crew gives us a description of the new computerized locomotive cab of P-42 #18. The view is mostly looking straight ahead, with occasional shots of the crew or out the side window.
Volume 2, Trinidad to Raton. We head over over steep Raton Pass.
Volume 3, Raton to Wagon Mound. Along the way, the crew also offers insights about the sights that our trains encounters. The view is mostly looking straight ahead, with occasional shots of the crew or out the side window.
Volume 4, Wagon Mound to Starvation Peak. The route changes from high desert and starts the climb to Glorieta Pass. Along the way, the crew also offers insights about the sights that our trains encounters, such as Shoemaker Canyon and Las Vegas.
Volume 5, Starvation Peak to Lamy. One of the most scenic stretches of the route, the crew offers insights about Glorieta Pass and Apache Canyon.
Volume 6, Lamy to Albuquerque. The final leg into Albuquerque. Some nice scenery and still a few semaphores!