It ain't the Hiawatha but I'll take it. Back in 1978 I held down the right hand seat box(that's old time RR'er talk for holding the Engineer's position)on Amtrak's Empire Builder for six months. A... (more)
Westbound Amtrak UWM Football special headed for Madison,WI..Worked a bunch of these off the extra board/Hostling back in the 1960's when they were still run with Milwaukee Road's commuter equipme... (more)
Led by a pair of P30CHs, a Chicago-bound Amtrak train is seen passing the rear end of an ICG freight as well as the Homewood passenger station platforms. Tom Golden photo.
Only 25 "POOCHes" were built by GE and all were scrapped, but here's two in their heyday heading up a 1978 Lancaster Chapter NRHS fall foliage excursion, westbound at Kittanning Point.
UW Football special passes Duplainville at 70mph headed to Madison,WI. for Breeze Terrance and Camp Randall Stadium.
An Amtrak P30CH leads a four-car train heading east on the Illinois Central Gulf at 16th Street Interlocking. This junction is where the north-south Rock Island line met the east-west Illinois Ce... (more)
This view from Split Rock atop Loudoun Heights overlooking Harpers Ferry, WV and the Potomac Shenandoah Water Gap through the Blue Ridge Mountains on this absolutely gorgeous F... (more)
Amtrak's Sunset Limited and a westbound SP freight pass each other east of Tucson.
We're at Breeze Terrace in Madison,WI. on a UW football special. We've turned the POOCH on the creeky old turntable at the round house and have re-attached it to the train. While everyone else wor... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Westbound UW football special at Duplainville,WI..
I'm Firing for Milwaukee Road Engineer Dick Frette on a football special from Chicago. Our portion of the run is from Milwaukee to Madison and return. We're at the University of Wisconsin campus B... (more)
Two "Pooches" descend the grade at Horseshoe Curve, pulling a Lancaster Chapter NRHS excursion. Twenty-five of these 143-ton cowl-units were built for Amtrak, 1975-76; none survive.
Amtrak's Blackhawk waits to load passengers and depart Dubuque for Chicago at the former Illinois Central depot.
A two year old POOCH gets a bath.