Train #17, “The Plug”, awaits departure from Union Station.
1051's beautiful coat of GM&O red is almost shot - faded to a sickly pink in some places, sluffing off to reveal the original Illinois Terminal green in others.
The daily train to Artesia is a few miles out of Montgomery's West End Yard as it curves away from US31. A few hundred feet ahead is the big bridge over the Alabama River.
This scene could easily be mistaken for one of GM&O's smaller outlying facilities across Mississippi and Louisiana, but - in spite of the black and white geeps - this is the former IC yard in Monr... (more)
Awaiting the torch........
With the advent of Amtrak(NRPC)a lot of things changed on the Milwaukee Road. In engine service on the Lacrosse Division we lost over 30 Engineer and Fireman positions on passenger.....I went from... (more)
A young woman looks forward from a private car on Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr at the chaos of detraining passengers and loading luggage at the short station stop of Fraser, Colorado, on J... (more)
Private car Gulf, Mobile & Ohio No. 50 brings up the rear of Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr at Fraser, Colorado, on January 11, 2019. “The Patrón Tequila Express” was built by Pullman in 192... (more)
The California Zephyr leaves Denver Union Station, pulling the private coach GMO 50, “The Patron Tequila Express”. The passenger on the phone sitting in the rear will get quite the view as the Ze... (more)
Train #17, "The Plug", has discharged its passengers at the last stop in Joliet, and is now headed to the South Joliet Yard.