Running perfectly on-time, Amtrak train 80 pulls into High Point, NC just before a quick station stop on July 6, 2019.
P42s get worked up at Race Street Yard at night. A couple of these units are assigned to Philadelphia to handle the Pennsylvanian, which has a power swap in Philadelphia (from an electric to dies... (more)
Late eastbound No. 6 the California Zephyr at the top of the Truckee River Canyon. From here starts the slide down to Reno Nevada.
The Southwest Cheif races across the great nothingness...
After a station stop at Dillon Amtrak's southbound Palmetto
continues its trip to Florida.
VIA 903 brings up the rear of VIA 33. Up front is VIA 6402.
Amtrak doesn't stop here as the northbound Silver Star passes the old Seaboard Air Line station at Aberdeen heading for its next stop in Southern Pines. I might add that new signals were laying ne... (more)
AMTK P42DCs 55 and 201 lead the westbound California Zephyr - correction - Southwest Chief past the grain elevator at Verdemont.
Having been on the foreground track about 60 seconds ago, the elevation gain is clear as Amtrak’s version the Ski Train with its unique pink LYFT sponsored wraps climbs towards Tunnel #1.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief ducks under the Santa Fe-era searchlight cantilever at Gallinas, on the downwards decent of the famous Raton Pass.
145 needs to take a bath.
VIA 633 heads west with VIA 903 bringing up the rear of a long train with two consists. Up front is VIA 915 and mid-train is VIA 6418.
The day after Christmas, the westbound California Zephyr is a few hundred feet higher than Denver and making its way through the lightly falling snow and fog that had covered the flatirons this mo... (more)