Some of the first light of a chilly January day finds the front of a late running eastbound Empire Builder as it climbs out of the Red River valley on the former Northern Pacific mainline in weste... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder pulls into Wenatchee. In the background stands the 1920s Cascadian Fruit storage building. This warehouse was one of the first of its kind to employ refrigeration and was u... (more)
Delayed by ~4 hrs at Staples MN due to a traction motor fire on a freight train, the Empire Builder races towards St. Paul.
Brand new class leader #300 visits Washington DC before it would head to Chicago for initial revenue service on the Empire Builder. The Cummins prime movers are painted bright red in Charger locom... (more)
Brand new class leader #300 visits Washington DC before it would head to Chicago for initial revenue service on the Empire Builder.
Amtrak's Empire Builder departs out of the downtown Milwaukee Amtrak station. A Next-Gen ALC-42 leads Amtrak 144, a P42DC which was built in February 2002.
Fall Arrival: The Portland section of the Amtrak Empire Builder approaches its destination of Portland Union Station as it passes BNSF's Lake Yard on a cool fall morning. Leading the train ... (more)
The westbound Empire Builder begins it’s trip out of Chicago to Seattle with three of Amtrak’s new long distance chargers at the point, and the 50th anniversary up front.
The first two ALC-42 chargers pose for a photo op. The 300 wears Phase VI, and the 301 wears the Amtrak 50th Anniversary "Day One" livery. If you look close you can see the 160 in Dash ... (more)
Amtrak is changing from the Genesis to the Charger as the season changes from autumn to winter. December 1 is the first day of Meteorological Winter.
As of late, pure ALC-42 or P42 consists hav... (more)
Running nearly six hours late, the Portland section of the Empire Builder passes some BNSF ballast cars at Lyle. The snow on the nose has likely been aboard since Montana.
Led by "Day 1” heritage unit 301, the Portland section of the Empire Builder rolls to a stop at Wishram. Running nearly six hours late, the train will likely reach its final stop at Union Statio... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder is running close to 5 hours late on a pleasant October morning as it glides along the Mississippi River, nearing its next station stop in St Cloud.
A 5+ hour late Empire Builder slowly rolls out of the station in Glenview, IL, with two of the Phase VI ALC-42 Charger locomotives leading the way.
Train 7, Phase 7. On the afternoon October 3, 2022, the Amtrak Empire Builder departed Chicago Union Station with AMTK 310 (Phase VII, ALC-42, Siemens) leading AMTK 11 (Phase V, P42DC, GE) ... (more)