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.
Spring is in full bloom as Amtrak #517 makes a rare appearance leading a southbound Amtrak Hiawatha out of the Sturtevant depot. The flames from the exhaust add a bit of drama.
For a short time, the P32s reigned supreme on the Pennsylvanian, but they've been since supplanted by the P42s.
Pepsi Can on the Eastbound Pennsylvanian
The Eastbound Pennsylvanian cruises through Tipton, PA behind one of Amtrak's B32's. For nearly two years the B32's were relatively com... (more)
The 516 switches carriers off the inbound.
The southbound Coast Starlight, lead by Amtrak 509 has stopped at Van Nuys to let off passengers before proceeding to its final destination of LAUS. Union Pacific's Gemco Yard, seen in the backgr... (more)
As the sun sets on a unseasonably warm February evening, Amtrak #11 glides over the Arroyo Hondo trestle as it journeys down the coast toward Santa Barbara.
Amtrak #503 was once a frequent visitor to San Diego many years ago when it wore its famed "Pepsi Can" paint scheme. 25 years later, Dash 8's like #503 aren't as frequent visiting "... (more)
The 504 is the assigned yard engine, and the 140 is ready to head up the Sunset Limited.
Amtrak Dash-8 on the Pennsylvanian
In the not too distant past, Amtrak Dash 8's were a relatively common site on the daily Pennsylvanian operating on NS's Pittsburgh Line. In t... (more)
The southbound Coast Starlight pauses at Santa Barbara as it nears the end of it's Seattle-LA journey. Leading the way is a Dash 8, not a common leader.
Still wearing Phase IV paint, Amtrak Dash 8 519 leads the eastbound Illinois Zephyr through Westmont.
Amtrak 517 leads the eastbound Illinois Zephyr through Westmont.
In a rare occurrence, Amtrak engine 512 charges west on point of the daily Empire Service train 281. During the New York Central era, this was the site of a major interlocking. Some evidence of Si... (more)