The foreman of in Ivy City takes pride in the power being readied for service as he gives extra attention to the nose of this P42 on a wonderfully warm fall afternoon.
You gotta love the nicknames railroaders come up with. The HHP-8 (High Horse Power, 8000hp) locomotives developed in conjunction with the first generation Acela Express trains quickly became know... (more)
The Midnight Blue 50th Anniversary P42 gets a hand wash bath, as all locomotives get on a regularly scheduled basis. It's amazing how much dirt and grime can accumulate even after just one trip d... (more)
A mechanical department employee climbs down from a P42 while in the distance the 71 makes its way to the pit from the station area after a run.
The Phase I 50th unit gets serviced and is readied for another trip south.
AMTK 301 hitched a ride on the Capitol Limited and arrives in Washington DC for the first time, reaching the east coast after traveling from it's birthplace near Sacramento. It wears the Day 1 li... (more)
A trio of Sprinters waiting for their next sprint.
The 668 stands tall over the inspection pit inside the Ivy City shops. I happened to see this locomotive being delivered from Siemens by chance when I was in California in 2016, and have ridden b... (more)
The Town of Yemassee purchased this station from CSX, and keeps it looking nice. It is an active station, served by Amtrak's Palmetto and Silver Meteor.
Tucked away among buildings, this GE works the port.
Freshly painted "Bold Lime" ballast hoppers look right out of the box.
Surprise!!! The 662 was wrapped yesterday and entered service 12/9/21, wearing an AEM-7 inspired Phase III livery sponsored by videogame developer and Amtrak licensee, Dovetail Games, maker... (more)
The northbound Coast Starlight passes the Santa Susana Mountains on its out of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.