Amtrak 311 departs the Dells with the Westbound Empire Builder, passing over the Kilbourn dam.
Due to a severe CPKC derailment in Reeseville, WI, Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder was forced to detour over the BNSF Aurora Subdivision for the first time in many years, and the first time over... (more)
Amtrak 316 departs the Dells with the Westbound Empire Builder.
It's a beautiful summer afternoon as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder races across the Skykomish River in Gold Bar, WA with ALC-42 #300 leading on July 9th, 2022.
The Amtrak Empire Builder rolls out onto the plains at Browning after crossing the Rockies at Marias Pass.
Two Chargers in two different paint schemes lead a tardy eastbound Empire Builder out of Saint Paul. In the distance, you can see some of the equipment on display for Saint Paul Union Depot's Trai... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder passes through the Columbia River Gorge, not far from the Bridge of the Gods.
Running around 90 minutes off schedule, the Portland section of the Empire Builder rolls through the Columbia River Gorge. The train is about 53 miles into its journey to Spokane, where it will be... (more)
Train 11, on Track 11, on March 11
Arriving at Los Angeles Union Station 1 hour 12 minutes behind schedule (because it arrived in San Luis Obispo 1 hour and 5 minutes late) is Amtrak tra... (more)
Plying the same right-of-way once graced by the Southern Pacific's famous Daylight passenger trains, today's Coast Starlight begins to bite into the grade of Santa Susana Pass as it ... (more)
With over 20 units delivered, the ALC-42 is making its way around the system. I happened to catch one that was visiting the Sanford Auto Train terminal.
The new kid in town is outnumbered by P42s, but it won't be long before the tables are turned.
New Amtrak ALC-42's #309 and #308 lead the southbound Coast Starlight out of San Luis Obispo.
The Empire Builder heads west out of Hawley with Charger blue and red leading the way. A late season winter storm gave the landscape along the Buffalo River a perfect blanket of snow overnight.
Amtrak 319 leads the southbound Coast Starlight into Oakland behind two generations of long distance power. The vintage signals protecting the passenger tracks are very cool.