Amtrak road and maintenance of way power gathers at the Race Street facility adjacent to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.
Safety Measures: An Amtrak catenary maintenance vehicle broke down on Track 2 at Princeton Junction. As a result, the Amtrak diesels shown here were sent to tow it to the nearby maintena... (more)
In a heavy rain, Amtrak No. 5, the San Francisco Zephyr, makes its way through the curves at Yuba Gab. Note that the track the train is on--which runs around the tunnel--is no longer there.
An Amtrak GP15D is along for the ride, being towed behind ACS-64s 636 & 616. The light engine move is enroute to Phiadelphia. I assume the diesel would be needed to get the KN702 crew back to Ne... (more)
Making A Run For It
Shortly after the second inbound NJT eastbound of the hour, KN702 makes a run towards Hudson Yard, with a quick stop at Rea first. Today an MPI GP15 is in charg... (more)
Work Train on the Corridor - Pleasantly surprised by a GP15/GP38-3 locomotive pair running light up the Northeast Corridor.
KN702 returns to Adams Yard after performing some switching work in both Newark (Hunter) and Elizabeth (Durant Yard). Interestingly, three locomotives are spread throughout the consist as follows... (more)
The 572 is in for some work and has a sign attached to the control stand warning not to start the locomotive.
The 572 and 524 are both in for some major work.
In an unseasonable, pouring rainstorm, Amtrak No. 5 rounds a curve at Dutch Flat in the gold country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Amtrak No. 5 descends the Donner grade through Penryn in the Sierra Nevada foothills behind two EMD SDP40Fs.