The 16:00 (4:00 pm) departure time for Amtrak train 313, the westbound Missouri River Runner, is approaching. In just under ten minutes, AMTK P42DC 66 will pull its four-car train away fro... (more)
AMTK 66 sits in the front lot of Amtrak's Beech Grove facility, still dressed in its phase two heritage scheme. The unit has been OOS since hitting a truck back on February 19th, 2016.
Not far from Sturtevant,Wi.southbound on one of Amtrak's French Turbo trains. We're(John Gruber and myself) riding with Milwaukee Road Engineer Don Amby and Fireman Bill Beecher to Chicago.
With a string of baggage cars and former Pennsylvania Railroad coaches awaiting their weekday use in Chicago to Valparaiso commuter service in the background, an Amtrak Turboliner navigates the ma... (more)
Amtrak Heritage Unit flies through Lemont on the Texas Eagle with a friendly engineer at the helm
The DPU on UP Train CNAIM9 14 slams past Amtrak Train #313, stopping in Hermann to pick up passengers for points west, and Kansas City. The Phase 2 Heritage Unit on the point was a nice treat as ... (more)
Amtrak Train #314 has just dropped off its passengers, including me, and blasts out of town towards St. Louis from Kansas City. The Phase 2 Heritage Unit on the point was a nice treat as well.
Fatal Bumps and Bruises?Sitting forlornly outside Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops is P42DC 66, damaged in a wreck involving a semi truck on February 19, 2016. This engine, wearing the ca... (more)
A wide range of locomotive types and paint schemes can be seen at Amtrak's Beech Grove shops. This includes AMTK 1000 (GE 80 Tonner) in the foreground and #66 sporting Amtrak's Phase II heritage p... (more)
Amtrak crews at the former Big Four shops have no shortage of projects. This includes AMTK 66 in phase II heritage paint which has been out of service since February. It encountered a semi truck a... (more)
Milwaukee Road Engineer Don Amby at the controls of a French Turboliner coming into Sturtevant,WI..
With the Phase II heritage unit leading the way, Amtrak train 303 heads south past Global 4 in Joliet.
Amtrak's Phase II heritage unit blasts through the snow as it leads Lincoln Service 303 south through Lockport.
Lincoln Service train 303 rolls out of Chicago with Amtrak heritage 66 on the point and a Northern Pacific painted private dome on the rear.