Having just left Union Depot, the eastbound Empire Builder should be feeling right at home in St. Paul as it heads southward along the Mississippi River en route to its next stop at Red Win... (more)
In the last light of the day, the eastbound Empire Builder zips along west of Trenton en route to its next station stop at Williston.
At around 6:00 AM on Dec. 1st, BNSF freight M-GFDNTW put 32 cars on the ground at Bluffton, MN. The accident blocked the eastbound Empire Builder #8, forcing it to stop at New York Mills. A... (more)
It's a warm North Dakota day as the eleven hour late eastbound Empire Builder rolls southward out of Grandin and past the future location of a siding.
With another private car on the rear, a five and a half hour late eastbound Empire Builder glides around the curve into Lake Park on a perfect summer morning.
It's Friday the 13th, and it feels like it. A five hour late eastbound Empire Builder on the Prosper Sub rolls across the diamond with the KO Sub. Normally, the train would have hung... (more)
A five hour late eastbound Empire Builder, with three private cars on the rear, finally pulls into the Fargo station after freight traffic clears. Unfortunately, the crew is about to die on... (more)
The engineer of the seven hour late eastbound Empire Builder gives a wave as the train splits the signals onto the Staples Sub. Of course the heritage unit would be second out...
An eastbound Empire Builder makes a late trip across the northern plains in summer 2012. I no longer remember why it was late or why the consist order was odd.
After a locomotive failure near Shelby, MT, on the westbound trip, the Empire Builder was forced to once again add a freight engine, which ended up staying on for the eastbound trip. The tr... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder kicks up dust from a gravel crossing as it rushes into Grand Forks running more than 10 hours late. The delay was caused when a Breckenridge, MN, to Tacoma, WA,... (more)
An Amtrak heritage unit is second out as a massively late eastbound Empire Builder rolls into Grand Forks. The train will pull onto main 1, facing into town, before backing out and entering... (more)
Back when it looked like North Dakota may actually have a real winter, a freight unit lends a hand to a very late eastbound Empire Builder accelerating southward out of Grand Forks.
After a quick stop at the Grand Forks station, an 8.5 hour late eastbound Empire Builder rushes southward toward Fargo.
Due to a freight derailment near Kintyre, MT, the eastbound Empire Builder is running more than eight hours late as it flies around the curve west of Larimore. Hannah Junction was once the ... (more)