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The Empire Builder
Operations of Amtrak's Empire Builder, trains westbound 7/27 and eastbound 8/28. Seattle/Portland - Glacier NP - Minneapolis/St. Paul - Chicago *Photos taken in Minnesota & Wisconsin
Photo Album By: Brian Kays
 
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Photo ID: 610170

The Empire Builder arrives into St. Cloud for a crew change nine hours late with a surprise (to me) leader. With a quick crew change here in St. Cloud, the train gained an hour by arriving... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: EMD F59PHI
Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 469
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: March 10, 2017


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Added: Mar 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 603546

After ditching a locomotive at Midway, the Empire Builder speeds along a straight section of the River Subdivision towards Red Wing with 145 out front.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hastings, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 145
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: January 07, 2017


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Added: Jan 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 601249

The Empire Builder speeds towards Red Wing passing through the Vermillion siding south of Hastings.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hastings, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 193
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: December 31, 2016


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Added: Dec 31, 2016

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Photo ID: 601248

The Empire Builder rolls through the West Seventh neighborhood in St. Paul along the Merriam Park subdivision a handful of hours late.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 193
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: December 31, 2016


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Added: Dec 31, 2016

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Photo ID: 601072

The Empire Builder rolls into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard with #1 out front and an extended consist filled with many other interesting pieces of Amtrak equipment including #42 and sever... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 1
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: December 22, 2016


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Added: Dec 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 600748

A winter edition of the Empire Builder glides along the Merriam Park subdivision, late, but looking good among the white snow and blue sky!

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 138
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: December 13, 2016


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Added: Dec 27, 2016

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Photo ID: 595412

The Empire Builder stops momentarily at the entrance to the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at St. Anthony Junction, where the conductor is required to line the switches at this location and po... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 186
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: October 10, 2016


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Added: Nov 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 590969

The Empire Builder creeps into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at sunrise, just as the sun lifts over the horizon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 197
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: September 29, 2016


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Added: Sep 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 579681

The Empire Builder departs St. Paul Union Depot on-time bound for other points along the Mississippi River, Wisconsin, and eventually Chicago in the afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 205
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: June 11, 2016


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Added: Jun 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 575098

The Empire Builder speeds through Vermillion making good time from St. Paul to Red Wing.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hastings, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 180
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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Added: May 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 575096

The Empire Builder hauls out of the Twin Cites eastbound through the Red Rock signals in Newport with the full high season consist and the Amtrak Exhibit Train. Next stop is Red Wing in ab... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Newport, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 180
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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Added: May 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 573566

The Empire Builder continues its eastward journey out of St. Paul along the Mississippi River. In 50 or so minutes it will make a brief stop in Red Wing. What a beautiful day to enjoy the... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 79
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: April 13, 2016


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Added: Apr 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 573070

The Empire Builder speeds along the River Subdivision through the signals at Blackbird East only a few minutes out of Red Wing.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Prairie Island, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 79
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: April 13, 2016


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Added: Apr 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 569164

The Empire Builder cruises at the posted track speed of 79 mph past Fall River making good time westward through Wisconsin and points west.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fall River, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 116
Train ID: AMTK 7
Photo Date: March 11, 2016


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Added: Mar 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 562518

The Empire Builder loans power from BNSF, limping the train eastbound over six hours late into Saint Paul.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6223
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: January 18, 2016


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Added: Jan 18, 2016

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