The Pecos League announced on Tuesday evening that it will be partnering with Amtrak to transport players along the Southwest Chief Route during the 2015 season. The Southwest Chief is a higher-speed passenger train operated by Amtrak. The train travels along a 2,265-mile route through the Midwestern and Southwestern parts of the United States. It runs from Chicago, Ill., to Los Angeles, Calif., passing through the states of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
To the Pecos League’s convenience, the Southwest Chief will have stops in the cities of Lamy, N.M.; Las Vegas, N.M.; Trinidad, Colo. and Garden City, Kan.
The Northern Division teams will ride the train from Las Vegas, N.M. to and from Garden City, Kan. They will have off-days on Mondays when they play in Garden City. Teams will leave on Mondays and return the following Monday.
The train departs from Las Vegas and heads eastbound in the mid-afternoon every day, and departs from Garden City in the early morning every day.
The Las Vegas Train Robbers, Santa Fe Fuego, Trinidad Triggers and Garden City Wind are members of the Northern Division.
Anton Joe is an Independent League Baseball Reporter for Baseball Essential. You can follow him on Twitter @AntonJoe_BBE.