A late Empire Builder crosses over the Rum River after a fresh snowfall.
My father made many business trips to the Twin Cities in the early 1970s and made the most of those opportunities to photograph rail operations in the metropolitan area. One of his favorite place... (more)
The North Coast Hiawatha makes a station stop for passengers, servicing and a crew change at Minneapolis. It will leave via the Stone Arch Bridge, then switch to Milwaukee Road trackage in St. Pau... (more)
Amtrak's Arrowhead which provided service between the Twin Cities and Twin Ports is crossing the Mississippi River at the entry to the former GN depot in Minneapolis. At this time Amtrak used this... (more)
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha has just left the former GN station in Minneapolis for its trip to Chicago. This first 100 plus miles are along the Mississippi River, starting here with a crossing o... (more)
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha crosses the landmark GN Stone Arch bridge as the westbound train approaches the Minneapolis station. By the time it continues west, the sun will be setting and it wil... (more)
The Empire Builder is running ~ 2 hours late on a balmy late winter morning.
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.
Amtrak #8 has just crossed the Mississippi River and is passing the Hasting, MN depot in October of 1992.
Amtrak's Empire Builder gets up to speed on the former Milwaukee Road mainline just south of Winona, MN. It will make a fast run to North La Crosse, WI, then head across the Badger state to Milwau... (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 departs Union Depot nearly 13 hours late with a reverse consist and no baggage car. A pair of Wisconsin derailments at Alma and Watertown forced Amtrak to get creative g... (more)
Amtraks eastbound Empire Builder was running a little over an hour late passing Lake Pepin adjacent the Mississippi River near Maple Springs
The longest Empire Builder I've personally seen climbs through the Lake Park curves on a perfect summer morning behind four locomotives.
The Empire Builder at the restored St Paul Union Depot on National Train Day.