Metra smokes up coming out of Union Station. Metra had some of the smokiest F40s I've ever seen on this trip.
How many folks realized that there was an Illinois High-Speed Rail decal applied to some Amtrak equipment? It was news to me until I saw it as well. The sticker denotes Chicago to St. Louis, whic... (more)
Is this 2016 or 1916? If you look close enough you can tell, but this was the first time the main hall had been restored as close to original form in decades. The center cafe had been removed, a... (more)
What would end up being the lone SW1 to survive on Amtrak's roster is seen getting a complete overhaul, and came out of the shop better than new. This unit had been the shop switcher for the Wilm... (more)
Metroliner ...a once well known and popular brand that was replaced as the premiere train on the Northeast Corridor by Acela. This car was awaiting overhaul at the Bear shops, and of inter... (more)
Northeast Direct ...a brand that has since been replaced by Acela Regional, followed by Regional, and exists today as Northeast Regional.
Enjoying a second lease on life on the west coast, this former NJT comet car has gone through a major overhaul at Amtrak's Beech Grove shops and now operates on Amtrak San Joaquins trains. The ins... (more)
Enjoying a second lease on life on the west coast, this former NJT comet car has gone through a major overhaul at Amtrak's Beech Grove shops and now operates on Amtrak San Joaquins trains.
Let there be light! The 927 receives a ditch light mod, as required by law.
A Keystone Service train heads through scenic Amish country past grazing horses.
Exactly one year ago to the day, the "Farewell to the AEM-7" excursion train had just arrived back into Union Station after a full day of memories, marking the end of an era for a locomo... (more)
The "Farewell to the AEM-7" excursion train has just completed the photo run by at Halethorpe, exactly one year ago today. I had just climbed down from the cab of the 942 after videoing ... (more)
Los Angeles Union Station
The Farewell to the AEM-7 excursion train sits backed into the Wilmington Shops while passengers tour the facility.
It's very early in the morning, but this Acela passenger already has a jump on the day with laptop open and coffee at arm's length.