The Amtrak Southwest Chief® provides daily passenger rail travel between Chicago, Illinois, and
Los Angeles, California, with major cities along the route including Kansas City and Albuquerque. The route of the
Amtrak Southwest Chief® has a stop in La Plata, Missouri, the home of the
American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundaton (APRHF),
an Exhibition of Amtrak History,
the Rail Lookout Cabin & Deck, and the
Depot Inn & Suites
in the heart of
Silver Rails Country.
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Photographing TRAINS Vol. 1 Amtrak's Southwest Chief by Carl Morrison (Kindle Edition)
First in a Series of Long Distance Amtrak Train Photography Guides. This book tells you where and how to make great exterior and interior train photos along the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chief Los Angeles - Chicago. . This eBook includes tips for taking photos, not only of the Southwest Chief, but of tourist trains, rail museums, and private rail cars close to the Southwest Chief route. Carl gives many suggestions as to where to eat, and where to stay along the way. Includes over 350 photos by the author from over 20 trips on the Southwest Chief to illustrate proven photo concepts. All Photographs and Text, except where noted, By Carl Morrison...
Nov 7, 2015 Latest Outside the Rails book includes glimpse of Galesburg
The authors of “Outside the Rails,” a series of informational guides about the Midwest’s passenger train routes, visited The Galesburg Public Library Saturday afternoon for a presentation and book signing. Each of their books follows a specific train route, providing pictures of local attractions and factual information; their most recent edition, which follows the route from Chicago to La Plata, Missouri, includes information about Galesburg...
Following the below links leads to far too many travelogues, photos, and other information to view in just one visit.
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Amtrak Southwest Chief
Travelogues & Photos:
Please click to visit each of the following
Amtrak Southwest Chief® Pages:
/ Route Guide
/ Outside The Rails
/ Railroad Radio
Towns & Cities Along The Route
Travelogues & Photos:
(listed alphabetically by first name)
/ Chris Guenzler
/ Dan Chazin
/ Darlene Banning
/ Dutch Myers
/ Henry Kisor
/ Jack Turner
/ Lauraine Symons
/ Matt Melzer
/ Steve Grande
/ Steven Reynolds
/ Tim Helmuth
/ Tony Escarcega
/ 2012 FUL-LAP
/ 1997 FUL-CHI
Photos by Lorraine Symons:
First trips to
Silver Rails Country in La Plata, Missouri,
via the Amtrak Southwest Chief® with extensive photos:
/ Steve Grande
Save The Chief! (PDF Color Flyer)
Colorado Rail Passenger Association (COLORAIL.ORG)
Southwest Rail Passenger Association (SWRAIL.ORG)
Amtrak Southwest Chief Re-Route Coalition (Facebook)
Arizona Rail Passenger Association (AZRAIL.ORG)
Click Here for the Current Location of the Amtrak Southwest Chief®
(See boxes labeled "3" [west] and "4" [east])
Due to planned abandonment of tracks on a segment of this route by the BNSF railroad, an alternate route is being considered for
this train which could end service to a number of towns along the route. Such a change would also terminate travel over some of
the most historic and scenic rails. These changes are a topic of hot debate by the towns and states that could lose service, by
the towns and states where the train would be re-routed, and by both train enthusiasts and passengers who rely on travel by the
Amtrak Southwest Chief®. News items related to the proposed route change as well as all other news related to the
Amtrak Southwest Chief® will be posted to the
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