Chartered equipment from the "Friends of 261" and Amtrak passes the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline on its way home to St. Paul, MN.
Chartered equipment from the "Friend of 261" and Amtrak lays over in Rock Island while the family who chartered the train atteneded a family reunion over the weekend.
A Friends of the 261 private charter train heads west along the Missisisippi River at Pepin en route from Rock Island, Ill. to St. Paul.
Looking like a mini-Hiawatha where the Burlington Twin Zephyrs once ran, a private charter train heads east along the Missisisippi River at Maiden Rock en route from St. Paul to Rock Island, Ill.
Private charter coming down the hill into St. Paul on the former Milwaukee Road, now owned by Canadian Pacific. Those orange coaches are right at home here - the Hiawatha once ran over these trac... (more)
Rare private special run with an Amtrak locomotive and Milwaukee Road equipment rolls along the Mississippi River between Diamond Bluff and Hager City, on the former CB&Q main line.
Private charter with five Milwaukee Road passenger coaches and a lone Amtrak unit cruises along the BNSF at Hager City.
Amtrak 6 with FP7 113 added between Oakland and Sparks, an SP requirement during adverse weather. Photo at Yuba Gap.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight, hours late as usual, makes its way over Salt Creek almost silently during a brief break in a snow storm. The deep snow made most of the line inaccessible, but I'm willing... (more)
Crossing the Santa Ynez River.
Amtrak FP7 113 (ex-SP 6449) brings a westbound San Joaquin from Bakersfield into Oakland, CA on August 26, 1975.
Northbound Coast Starlight #14 is about 1 hour late in departing Paso Robles on the central coast of CA, on UP's (former SP) coast route.
The Coast Starlight prepares to leave LAUPT, beginning it's trip north to Seatle.
A U50B is tucked into this Southern Pacific freight.
Station stop in SLO-town