The Empire Builder led by a BN E8 and two former GN F7Bs slows to a station stop at North La Crosse a year into Amtrak. In addition to handling passengers and baggage, a hostler will wash the fac... (more)
The Eastbound Empire Builder.
A BN or early Amtrak Empire Builder knocks down a semaphore as it approaches Newport Tower, just southeast of St. Paul on its way to Chicago. Newport Tower has been preserved, but move from its o... (more)
My father made many business trips to the Twin Cities in the early 1970s and made the most of those opportunities to photograph rail operations in the metropolitan area. One of his favorite place... (more)
The Empire Builder treats its passengers to a somewhat foggy morning along Puget Sound as the train arrives in Seattle, WA on its last lap from Chicago. The final 30 miles from Everett to Seattle ... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder slows to a stop at Winona, MN after making a quick run up from La Crosse, WI on Milwaukee Road's route of the Hiawathas. This train was typical of the look that lingered th... (more)
Amtrak #8, led by #311, crosses Tunnel Creek in Glacier National Park in May of 1990. I wonder if trees have obscured this view today?
Amtrak's Empire Builder slows for a stop at North La Crosse, WI behind a former CBQ/BN E8A, a pair of X-GN Fs, and a former NP F. Prior to May 1971, the E unit was a common visitor to La Crosse, b... (more)
On a dreary day before Halloween, Amtrak's Empire Builder pulls into North La Crosse behind a trio of former Great Northern Fs, looking much like pre-Amtrak. This train would take me to Chicago fo... (more)
After a brief passenger stop at St. Paul Union Depot, the Empire Builder is on its way again, passing under the signal bridge at Hoffman Avenue as it heads towards Chicago.
After a brief stop, the Empire Builder rolls past the scale house at Midway heading for its scheduled stop at St. Paul Union Depot.
Eastbound Builder crosses the Two Medicine Bridge.
The westbound builder takes on fuel at Havre.
Two things I was not expecting in Hastings today: 1) The Empire Builder, running 7 hours late, and 2) led by a Cascades F59!
The Empire Builder: Amtrak train No. 7, the Empire Builder, rounds the curve just east of West Glacier, Mont. on the evening of June 26, 2011. That summer, flooding in North Dakota caused t... (more)