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)
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.
The Empire Builder speeds towards Red Wing passing through the Vermillion siding south of Hastings.
The Empire Builder rolls through the West Seventh neighborhood in St. Paul along the Merriam Park subdivision a handful of hours late.
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)
A winter edition of the Empire Builder glides along the Merriam Park subdivision, late, but looking good among the white snow and blue sky!
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)
The Empire Builder creeps into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard at sunrise, just as the sun lifts over the horizon.
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.
The Empire Builder speeds through Vermillion making good time from St. Paul to Red Wing.
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)
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)
The Empire Builder speeds along the River Subdivision through the signals at Blackbird East only a few minutes out of Red Wing.
The Empire Builder cruises at the posted track speed of 79 mph past Fall River making good time westward through Wisconsin and points west.
The Empire Builder loans power from BNSF, limping the train eastbound over six hours late into Saint Paul.