Amtrak looked quite at bit different in 1999. There were still a few MOW engines in the Safety Orange or "Pumpkin" scheme. Today, no more locomotives exist in this color, but there are s... (more)
Amtrak looked quite at bit different in 1999. Acela hadn't even been born yet, and E60s were the biggest power you'd find on passenger trains on the corridor. Fast forwarding to the present day,... (more)
Even if for only a brief moment, a glimpse of what an earlier period in time looked, sounded, and smelled like transcends generations when great machines of the past come to life.
Pay no attention to the man behind the pole... There's always one in the crowd.
Four for the price of one. Northbound traffic was halted (trains were stopped) and stacked up from an earlier weather event.
Fortunately for me I had my camera and PPE with me when a cond... (more)
Amtrak Cascades train 516 skirts along scenic Richmond Beach during golden hour.
Amtrak Cascades train 513 is pushed along by an F59PHI catching a nice reflection off of Colony Creek in the scenic Pacific Northwest.
BNSF with a red warbonnet in the middle.
Mt Rainier is fully visible, and while I was thankful for a train I really wanted to capture the Coast Starlight.
Two of a kind.
Working the grain facility.
The 611 Cavalier excursion rolls through Wilsons.
The 611 Cavalier excursion pulls out of Crewe through the yard, past a water tower with its likeliness on it. Thanks, Casey, for the inspiration for this shot.
A collection of rail equipment is on display at the museum in Crewe, VA. I read some reports that this locomotive wasn't originally an NW unit, but can't tell you for sure.
The first two Amtrak Cascades Chargers to arrive in the Pacific Northwest, #1400 and 1403.