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Amtrak's Southwest Chief to Albuquerque for the International Ball

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:37 PM

AU friends, I just returned from a great trip by Amtrak's Southwest Chief Chicago to Albuquerque, NM, for the 2017 International Balloon Fiesta. While the blog and 6 of the photo galleries feature the Balloon Festival and touring with friends in Albuquerque, there is one gallery covering my trip on the Southwest Chief #3 October 4-5. I was on the westbound Chief held in Las Vegas, NM, over three hours waiting for freight railroad BNSF to repair a washout caused by excessive rainstorms in NM.  We were released at 4:30 PM and arrived in Albuquerque about 8:30 PM over 4 hours late. That is also the date the eastbound Chief #4 was held in Lamy, NM, and eventually the lead engine collided with a boulder and had to be replaced by a freight engine and arrived in Chicago some 20 hours late.


The wrap up blog post can be found here: Southwest Chief to Albuquerque travel blog


Or you can go directly to the photo galleries here: Photo Galleries Southwest Chief to Albuquerque


If you have never view any of my photo galleries here is the home page link: Reagan's Photo Galleries

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 03:59 PM

Loved the shots of the Valle Grande!  Haven't been there in years. 

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