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.
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)