No. 51, the westbound Cardinal, highballs through Craigsville on the former C&O Mountain Division.
The westbound Amtrak Cardinal swings off the connecting line from Orange past old G Cabin at Gordonsville. After a meet with its eastbound counterpart just a mile or so west, the next stop will be... (more)
Running 30 minutes late, Amtrak's westbound tri-weekly Cardinal rolls out of Fort Spring Tunnel and under a venerable ex-C&O cantilever signal under sunny skies.
A CTC meet between Amtrak no. 51 (left) and 50, the Cardinals, at Crozet, VA. The former C&O depot was then being used as a library, although its high speed train order stand was still in place, w... (more)
The weekend Amtrak train follows the New as it makes its way through the gorge on a perfect Sunday Morning.
Temperature -3F, wind chill approx -20. Not "Minnesota cold," but the worst it's been in Chicago in years. Amtrak 51 is wye-ing to re-orient the train south/east. Unit 48 was in tow from DC for... (more)
On the old route of the C&O's George Washington, FFV and Sportsman---the westbound Cardinal crosses the broad expanse of the Shenandoah Valley as it approaches the climb up to North Mountain. This... (more)
This train is Amtrak 51, the combined Cardinal/Hoosier State, after having terminated at Union Station, now turing on the Canal Street Wye before heading into the Amtrak yard for servicing and red... (more)
After backing out of Union Station, the City of New Orleans begins it's southbound trek, streaking across the St. Charles Air Line above the Metra yards.
The westbound Cardinal scoots past NS's tiny intermodal yard at Van Dorn Street.
Amtrak's westbound Cardinal splits the old Monon semaphores at South Romney, Indiana.
Amtrak's westbound Cardinal (#51) makes a quick station stop at Alexandria running approx. 5 hours behind schedule.
Deadheading "Sounder" coach (leased by VRE) up front
The Cardinal wends its way through the switches for a back-in arrival.
Amtrak 51, the westbound Cardinal, FLIES through South Manassas at track speed.