Rounding the curve and headstrong into a harsh Sierra Blizzard, Amtrak's Eastbound California Zephyr rolls through Yuba Pass.
Happy railfans wave on the outbound Empire Builder led by the Cascades unit. Quite the sight to see this consist in Chicago headed through the Pennsy Signals!
The last Capitol of the day has just departed Sacramento. It is about to rattle over the diamond with the Yolo Short Line. The shortline trackage was originally electrified, using a third rail.
A late running Amtrak westbound Southwest Chief passes Cajon station in the early morning.
Having completed its battle up Cuesta Pass, AMTK 164 leads Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, downgrade and into Santa Margarita. At this point on the Coast Subdivision, the railroad moves... (more)
Amtrak 97 races south toward Florida. Fortunately a hole of sunshine illuminates the train between a thick deck of clouds.
"There was a Shopping Mall, Now it's all Covered with Flowers."California's exceptionally wet winter is, by early March, beginning to yield colorful dividends as Amtrak more)
Built in 1910, Gary Union Station served the New York Central and the Baltimore & Ohio until the 1950's. It was closed as railroad travel fell out of fashion. The station deteriorated further as t... (more)
The rising sun catches the contours of Amtrak's California Zephyr as it skates eastbound across the Utahan desert floor.
Amtrak's Veteran's Unit leads the westbound Southwest Chief into Naperville.
The Empire Builder is running ~ 2 hours late on a balmy late winter morning.
As golden hour sets in, clean looking NPCU #90214 leads Amtrak Downeaster train 696 which is making good time passing the East Kingston B&M passenger station.
A somewhat weathered E60 leads a southbound Boston-Washington corridor train under former New Haven catenary at Milford, CT. The protective window grates did not improve the appearance of these bi... (more)
At 5200 feet the snow is melting after four days of sun. The Sierra Scenic Tour Train rolls through Emigrant Gap on its way back to the Bay area from Reno.
An intermission between the wacky weather (which consisted of snow and ice pellets) as the westbound Amtrak Empire Builder rolls along the Puget Sound on its final leg to Seattle.