A late running westbound California Zephyr is seen approaching Soda Springs, CA, on Thanksgiving Day 2019, having crested Donner Summit two miles east of here. Less than 48 hours prior there was n... (more)
As Amtrak train 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, departs Los Angeles Union Station, Metrolink train 328 (behind SCAX MP36PH-3C 888, also departs L.A.’s Union Station. Both trains are runn... (more)
When Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, departed Chicago, it had the usual five-car reduced consist due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Engines 42 and 41, sleeper 32097, dining car 38034, ... (more)
Amtrak 3 arrives in Los Angeles with AMTK 42 in the lead. They're seen passing the growing deadline of Metrolink F59 variants at Keller Yard.
Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, bisects one of the most dangerous (and soon to be replaced with an overpass) grade crossings in the country, Rosecrans, Marquardt and Stage (w... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief, running with only 5 cars due to the downturn in travel nears Verdemont in the early morning.
The Desert Wind, has crested Cajon Pass, and is making the steep descent toward Los Angeles.
Snow showers fall on a late Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, as it rolls along the Truckee River making it's approach to Truckee. The first snowfall in quite awhile in the Sierras ha... (more)
The Desert Wind pauses at Barstow, earthquake damage evident with the buildings.
Passing a lone Joshua Tree on a bright and snowy January 1988 day, Amtrak train 35, the now-discontinued Desert Wind, threads its way through Cajon Pass's Mormon Rocks area on its way from ... (more)
Yet another Amtrak number 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, with a tale of woe ... Amtrak 3 departed Chicago IL on September 12, 2019, behind P42DCs 164 and 199. After making its station s... (more)
2001 miles from its origination city (New Orleans, Louisiana) Amtrak train 1, the westbound tri-weekly Sunset Limited, makes its next-to-last station stop before arriving in Los Angeles. D... (more)
Running 2½ hours late, Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, has just departed the Riverside, California, station at 8:33 am on July 17, 2019. The nine-car train is powered by P42... (more)
Amtrak P42DC #3 leads a late train #3 (the westbound Southwest Chief) as it passes through Buena Park, California, on May 26, 2018. This train, along with #5 (the California Zephyr)... (more)
Amtrak long-distance trains have become hard-luck stories of late. The westbound Southwest Chief was late again, having lost one P42DC in Kansas City MO on July 11, 2019. The train's powe... (more)