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Amtrak in the Heartland
The wide open spaces of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma have little service - one train for the entire state. South Dakota has none.
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Photo ID: 485554

A five hour late eastbound Empire Builder, with three private cars on the rear, finally pulls into the Fargo station after freight traffic clears. Unfortunately, the crew is about to die on... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 180
Train ID: BNSF A-8
Photo Date: June 13, 2014


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By: Carl Becker

Added: Jun 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 473798

Amtrak 4, the Southwest Chief, is three hours behind the advertised as it rolls east through Morris with a pair of heritage units on the point.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Morris, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 822
Train ID: A 4 1 13A
Photo Date: March 15, 2014


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By: Austin S....

Added: Mar 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 469701

The Empire Builder cruises through the Traill County seat of Hillsboro, a Great Northern Railway community half-way between Grand Forks and Fargo named honoring the Empire Builder himself, ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hillsboro, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 151
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: February 10, 2014


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By: Brian Kays

Added: Feb 12, 2014

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Photo ID: 465772

After originating out of Chicago 7.5 hours late, the westbound Empire Builder is now 10.5 hours late leaving Grand Forks. Unfortunately, they will soon be stopping again at Larimore and mee... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 75
Train ID: BNSF A-7
Photo Date: January 10, 2014


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By: Carl Becker

Added: Jan 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 461900

The Empire Builder running just over 10 hours takes the west leg of the wye at DL Switch transitioning from the Devils Lake subdivision to the Hillsboro subdivision. In a matter of meters ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 23
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: December 09, 2013


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By: Brian Kays

Added: Dec 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 446051

Amtrak's Zephyrs stop in McCook, Nebraska, in the middle of the night. Here is Amtrak #5, the westbound San Francisco Zephyr (Chicago IL to Oakland CA) with 13 cars, over three hour... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: McCook, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 327
Train ID: 5
Photo Date: August 19, 1980


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Aug 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 441198

Amtrak's Southwest Chief is seen flying across Argentine Yard. Number 4 has just finished refueling at the Argentine Fuel Pad and is now heading for Kansas City Union Station and then onto Chicago... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 72
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: June 22, 2013


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By: Nick Smith

Added: Jun 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 440809

#4 rolls under an iconic ATSF signal bridge at Eudora, KS.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Eudora, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 72
Train ID: A4
Photo Date: June 22, 2013


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By: Darrell Krueger

Added: Jun 22, 2013

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Photo ID: 414993

The 2011 AAPRCO Convention Special, appropriately named, "The Kansas City Chief", rolls down rare mileage between Emporia and Kansas City on the freight only "Ottawa Cutoff".

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Lebo, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 71
Train ID: A 931 1 19A
Photo Date: October 19, 2011


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By: Austin Seely

Added: Nov 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 404745

An Amtrak heritage unit is second out as a massively late eastbound Empire Builder rolls into Grand Forks. The train will pull onto main 1, facing into town, before backing out and entering... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 172
Train ID: BNSF A-8
Photo Date: July 27, 2012


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By: Carl Becker

Added: Jul 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 391708

Running over an hour late across the BNSF Topeka Sub. is The Chief with the Phase II engine on the point.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Lecompton, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 66
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: November 15, 2011


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By: Zach Pumphery

Added: Mar 10, 2012

Views: 1,835
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 381796

Due to a freight derailment near Kintyre, MT, the eastbound Empire Builder is running more than eight hours late as it flies around the curve west of Larimore. Hannah Junction was once the ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hannah Junction, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 95
Train ID: BNSF A-8
Photo Date: November 21, 2011


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By: Carl Becker

Added: Nov 21, 2011

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Photo ID: 371659

The golden light of a new day illuminates the seven hour late eastbound Empire Builder as it speeds into Grand Forks.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Powell, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 164
Train ID: BNSF A-8
Photo Date: August 11, 2011


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By: Carl Becker

Added: Aug 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 364282

A two-and-a-half hour late westbound Empire Builder pulls into Grand Forks on a crisp spring morning. Not helping the situation is a slow order along this three-mile stretch of track into t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 180
Train ID: BNSF A-7
Photo Date: May 25, 2011


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By: Carl Becker

Added: May 25, 2011

Views: 3,648
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Photo ID: 355583

Just out of Grand Forks, ND, a very late builder behind an unusual leader heads south on the Hillsboro sub. They'll encounter a sick passenger, signal problems, and a broken rail before their arr... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F59PH
Location: Reynolds, North Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 468
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: February 26, 2011


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By: Jeremiah Rindahl

Added: Feb 26, 2011

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