ARR’s Glacier Discovery runs daily in the summer Anchorage to Whittier in the morning and Whittier to Anchorage in the evening. Midday it meanders among the glaciers south of Portage. Here at th... (more)
Became BN 9902.
The train to the distant right is the WB Skeena (now called the Jasper Prince Rupert train) at the station at departure time. The train near center being put together will follow her out. While ... (more)
At this point she still escaped PC black paint. She's looking good.
The Empire Builder getting its windshield washed. Note the two "Blue Flags," metal signs saying "STOP". Two "trades" have marked the train as not to be moved. Only those trades can take down their... (more)
This is Rock Island's version of EMD's BL2. BL stood for "branch line" because the unit was lighter than an F-unit and much easier to work with (i.e., steps on all corners). In a sense they were a... (more)
With Empire Builder cars.
Amtrak tested the Swedish X2000 tilting train in 1993.
In 1947 the "Train of the Goddesses" (one of the second pair of Twin Zephyrs) hit a bulldozer (which had fallen off a freight train on the middle track) at about 73 mph and then hit this station s... (more)
The first of two inbound commuter trains from Valparaiso, Indiana. The diamonds in the foreground are with the Rock Island.
The B&O would soon abandon Grand Central for the CNW Station until Amtrak brought B&O trains to Union Stration. For a shot of the B&O in CNW Station see: http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/sh... (more)
Here comes an alligator.
Are we talking dirty or what? Somebody at least wiped the number off on the cab.