After stepping off the Southwest Chief in La Junta, I find myself pacing the train along the Raton Subdivision on U.S. Route 350. The Chief is running at its maximum track speed of ... (more)
Twice per day, the magnetic flagman manufactured by Griswold wigs and wags back and forth for the passing of Amtrak's Southwest Chief. This grade crossing signal is the last of its kind al... (more)
After spending more than an hour in the Oakland Coach Yard having a "mainline plug" addressed, Amtrak 11 pauses at Jack London Square to complete its station work before continuing south... (more)
Amtrak Train #5 at Norden exiting the 10,322' long "Big Hole" tunnel that is bored under Mount Judah between Soda Springs and Eder.
A very late westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief works through Martinez on the Cajon Sub.
Spring Snow Spring can sometimes throw weather curve balls in the upper midwest, a very late Empire Builder cruises past the CP Depot in Hastings after a mid-March snow storm. Amtrak had al... (more)
Amtrak's southbound Crescent heads for New Orleans as it rolls by Heflin Alabama.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief sprints west along the ex ATSF transcon chasing the sunset at the end of another day in the desert.
Southbound Vermonter 55 at North Haven.
From on board Amtrak's Southwest Chief, here we knock down a semaphore signal as our train quickly traverses the high-desert terrain while a thunderstorm brews in the distance.
Number 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, is "one-lungged" today after giving his second unit to #5 at Denver the evening before. The train is now 5 hours late as it passes BNSF's Gibs... (more)
Vermonter 55, passes the site of the new Wallingford station. This construction project is part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail program upgrade. The new station is set to open in spring... (more)
The Southbound Carolinian at speed headed towards Cary Amtrak Station.
Greeting the Coast Starlight which was running along a fast track tangent to 99E in the Willamette Valley.
Eastbound Texas Eagle 22