The Empire Builder races a stack train out of Portland
Amtrak’s Empire Builder cruises through Fisher River, Montana, on the morning of July 2, 2023. The train is powered by a pair of Siemens ALC-42 locomotives and is eastbound on BNSF’s Hi Line S... (more)
Empire Builder Eastbound Empire builder crosses Nason Creek while sliding down Steven's Pass in typical Cascade Mountain weather. This location has been popular with railroad buffs for ye... (more)
The Empire Builder snakes its way through downtown Seattle
An Amtrak Siemens ALC42 leading the northbound Coast Starlight at track speed through the small town of Macdoel with Mt Shasta clear in the background.
On a sunny summer afternoon, Amtrak's "Capitol Limited" train #29 darts by the Washington Grove MARC Station on its way to Chicago, IL. Amtrak ALC-42 329 leads the way sporting Amtrak's... (more)
The westbound Capitol Limited squeezes through some buildings in Gaithersburg, MD on its way to Chicago, IL. The building on the left is the former Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Volunteer fire sta... (more)
Amtrak ALC-42 331 leads the eastbound Capitol Limited to Washington, D.C. along with P42DC 72, and the "Day One" heritage ALC-42 301. On the rear of the train is the private dome car "Silver Palac... (more)
Running seven hours behind schedule, the Empire Builder rolls westward through the Columbia River Gorge. Melonas siding was built in 2017. It is named to honor a family that has produced three gen... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Capitol Limited from Chicago, IL to Washington, D.C. gets back up to track speed after stopping at the Rockville Amtrak station. Four locomotives on the point, led by ALC-42 329... (more)
The Coast Starlight arrives in Oakland
Roughly 50 miles from the end of the line in Portland, the Empire Builder races west through the Columbia River Gorge.
The Capitol Limited's second journey with a ALC-42 Charger (made by Siemens USA) in the lead heads west to Chicago, IL.
History, Passing of The Torch, Whatever you want to call it. For the very first time, an Amtrak ALC-42 Charger locomotive built by Siemens USA leads Amtrak's Capitol Limited from Chicago, IL to Wa... (more)