On a clear fall afternoon in the Sierras, Amtrak train No. 6 accelerates out of Truckee after picking up passengers. In the early part of their career, Amtrak placed its GE "Pepsi cans" on the Cal... (more)
AMTK 518 pulls up next to the wash racks at the Locomotive Facility in Chicago with two Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety cars (DOTX 220 & DOTX 221) before making a reverse movement... (more)
The Diet Pepsi can scheme Dash-8 numbered 509 is the power of a northbound Amtrak Surfliner for Los Angeles as the cold February has everyone all bundled up.
Back when they were new in the early 1990s, Amtrak's Dash 8-32BWH diesels hauling Horizon Fleet and Amfleet cars on the San Diegans was the norm. But since the delivery of dedicated Pac... (more)
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #565 heads to Los Angeles on its run from San Diego, California. On the point is Amtrak 90208, the former F40PH 208 converted to a Non-Powered Control Unit (NPCU),... (more)
The "Illini" pulls into Illinois Terminal. The terminal handles passengers for both Amtrak & MTD. The Illini is heading south on a run from Chicago to Carbondale.
A nice Amtrak P32 trails on the northbound Illini (Amtrak 392), waiting to depart at 4:05 p.m. This trainset came down on the southbound Saluki (Amtrak 391) from Chicago and will go ... (more)
A shot of train 572 taken while I was walking to get lunch.
Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner #784 is a southbound train, so it's rather unusual to see it running at speed northbound, as it is here at Oxnard Pallet. The reason for this "reverse move" with engine ... (more)
One Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trainset per day runs from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo, avoiding the more common segment from San Diego to L.A. This is also the only trainset not mad... (more)
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #573 arrives in Santa Ana, California, ninety-two miles north of the train's origination point of San Diego (and just thirty-six miles from the end point of Los Ang... (more)
Passing under a soon to be removed signal bridge?
The Carl Sandburg rolls east towards Chicago after a 08:56 station stop at Mendota a few minutes ago. BNSF have been replacing the old search light signals between Aurora and Galesburg to upgrade ... (more)
The Gathering. Amtrak motors congregate at Chicago's 18th Street shop, where the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad once serviced its passenger power. The nearest unit wears an advertisi... (more)
Various units linger around the Amtrak shops in Chicago between runs.