More than half way through its trip down the Central Valley, CDTX 2051 slows its four car set making up Amtrak 716 this evening as it approaches the Corcoran depot for its scheduled station stop. ... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr blast off from the station stop at Galesburg. The next station will be Burlington, IA, on the Ottumwa Side. 20 of these 500 series locomotives were delivered to Amtrak i... (more)
Rolling out of San Luis Obispo just a few minutes down, Amtrak 790, lead by the AMTK 510 with the private car "Silver Splendor" directly behind it, passes the site of the Southern Pacifi... (more)
After getting word that a Dash-8 was heading north shoving on the rear of Amtrak 777 from San Diego to Los Angeles, I made it a point on this afternoon to get out somewhere to see if it stayed on ... (more)
The westbound Amtrak Pennsylvanian rolls across the Rockville bridge
In the early afternoon, a "Pepsi Can" GE races eastward with a San Joaquin at Knightsen, CA.
An eastbound San Joaquin coasts to a stop in front of Amtrak's ex-Santa Fe depot in Stockton.
The southbound Starlight runs slightly late into Kelso for a stop. I haven't seen one of the older Dash-8's lead in awhile and it apparently crapped out before getting to California.
Some yard power and a long haul.
Commercial power problems resulted in trains needing diesel power to get to their destinations. This Dash 8 is leading an AEM-7 into Baltimore.
GE builders plate on the former Pepsi can.
Amtrak 507, a new (at the time) GE "Pepsi Can" shows off its unique look at Chicago, all polished up for a cover shot for Trains magazine. Mike Danneman and I made a trip down from Wauke... (more)
The westbound Pennsylvanian arrives at it's final destination of Pittsburgh as it passes under the PPL cantilever on a late summer evening.
An Illinois Zephyr service train rolls down the triple track of BNSF as the train makes its last lap into Chicago from Quincy, IL. The train is at Laverne, IL, just west of Cicero and will soon be... (more)
Switching out the shop.