Headed South. With the U.S. Capitol in the background on a very, very cold day in the nation's capital, Amtrak 95 heads out of town almost exactly on schedule.
Passengers onboard today's southbound Coast Starlight were likely a bit worried as the passed through the small town of Santa Margarita looking up to a wall of smoke from the raging Cuesta Fire. L... (more)
Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, rushes past Pactolus Lake west of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on September 24, 2001. The largest building on the right is the former ice house that once wa... (more)
Amtrak No. 5, the westbound Zephyr, cruises upgrade through a winter wonderland between Rollinsville and Tolland during a somewhat typical spring day in Colorado’s high country on April 20, 2003.
The Virginia extension of the Northeast Regional departs Lynchburg.
Benefitting from the efforts of Union Pacific's snow fighters, who had just carved a path through the snow belt, Amtrak 5 carefully slips down the western slope of the Sierra at Troy.
Dawn begins to break as the morning California Zephyr, under the watchful eyes of the crewman of the private car Chapel Hill No3, backs into the newly renovated Denver Union Station. The new stat... (more)
It is 8:00 am as the California Zephyr leaves Denver's Union Station and passes the Colorado Rockies baseball stadium, on its way to the Moffat Tunnel and then through the Colorado Rocky Mountains... (more)
Running right on schedule, Amtrak's number 5 train, aka the westbound "California Zephyr," splits the signals at Buda, IL on BNSF's Mendota Subdivision as it heads toward Galesburg where its next ... (more)
The California Zephyr has brought the private car Chapel Hill #3 into Denver's Union Station. Passengers were continually taking pictures, as I suspect many have not seen a restored private coach... (more)
Everybodys surfin' on the starlate.
With a friendly wave from the crew, here we see Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief #3 as it descends off of Glorieta Pass and into Canyoncito, NM.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief ascends Raton Pass, seen here passing the searchlight signals near Starkville.
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief descends Raton Pass, passing the siding at Keota.