The stage is set. A slightly battered P42 sits quietly on track 13 at Los Angeles Union Station. In just a few hours, it will depart for New Orleans on the Sunset Limited.
On August 20, 1997, Amtrak's Eastbound Empire Builder is traversing Marias Pass in Montana near West Bison at 1800 hrs with Amtrak P42s 57 and 82 leading P40 833.
The southbound "Crescent" on-time and making time, as it passes Midland, Virginia
Four P42s power today's Southwest Chief. This power is due to the large amount of mail cars on the rear of the train which was not uncommon in this time period.
Amtrak coming through the hills of Colorado.
Bird watching... Amtrak's westbound Cardinal No. 51 eases into view as Charleston Station Agent Matt Crouch waits to load the Chicago-bound train with luggage. Nearly two dozen people will ... (more)
The Southwest Chief crosses the Mississippi River bridge at Fort Madison with Amtrak's Phase IV heritage unit on the point.
Making a late arrival, Amtrak's westbound Cardinal prepares for its station stop at Prince, W.Va.
Run Away, Little Boy! Run Away!Amtrak's Pennsylvania pulls up to WORKS in Altoona, but not without a near-miss. The boy on the bicycle in the middle of the frame is one of several t... (more)
Not Exactly a Pinole ColonySkirting the shore of San Pablo Bay on June 17, 2017, is Amtrak train 738, a San Jose to Sacramento Capitol Corridor train, passing through a tidal... (more)
The Phase IV heritage guides the eastbound Southwest Chief through the twists and turns of Apache Canyon, one of the scenic highlights along the BNSF Glorieta Subdivision. Many locals seek to the ... (more)
Amtrak heritage unit 184 leads The Southwest Chief across the swing bridge that spans the mighty Mississippi River at Fort Madison on a gorgeous summer evening.
VIA 633 with VIA 6452 leading, VIA 902 mid-train and VIA 920 on the rear heads west underneath a signal gantry on CN's Montreal Sub.
Amtrak #3 heads down Cajon Pass in the early morning running the usual 2+ hours late.
As seen from atop of a tree, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief #3 reaches the summit of Glorieta Pass and now begins to negotiate the downgrade trek.