The Empire Builder makes up good time lost during the night around Fargo by shortening the St. Paul station stop. From St. Paul to Chicago the train would not do any worse than a few min... (more)
The Empire Builder glides down short line hill into the Mississippi River Valley with 140 & 124 as power with two BNSF executive coached attached on the end.
Note Washington Metro train above Amtrak
Crossing the New River at Hawks Nest, the 2012 Collis P. Huntington New River Train hugs the banks of the New River, on its late afternoon excursion from Hinton to Huntington. The 2012 consist inc... (more)
With colors approaching their peak on B&O's Sandpatch, the eastbound Capitol Limited descends through the S curves west of Hyndman, enroute to Cumberland, Hancock, and points east on the B&O mainl... (more)
Leaning into the sharp curve at South Fork, Amtrak's eastbound Pennsylvanian makes good time over the busy Pittsburgh Line.
The crazy things railfans do to get a picture. I left my house at 4:30AM this morning and drove about 100 miles over a 9100’ pass to get to the town of Wellington, Utah just so I could take this s... (more)
The southbound Crescent accelerates after a station stop. The NS and KCS F units in the background are in town for Meridian Railfest.
80 hits the banks at track speed approaching Holt's Chapel Rd.
The northbound Carolinian doubles up on power this morning under the Greensboro skyline
The Empire Builder is running a bit late today as it sprints east at Royalton, Minnesota, which is just north of St. Cloud.
The Empire Builder heads east under the Highway 10 overpass at Little Falls, Minnesota. I was rather happy to have the Builder as my first post of 2009.
The Northbound Carolinian has cleared the last of 11 grade crossings in 3 miles and is seen crossing Old Burlington Rd.
With the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Pool in the foreground, Amtrak 140 heads across the Potomac River and into Virginia. Seen from the Washington Monument.