Today, December 18th 2017, started out as a day of celebration for the first runs of the Amtrak Cascades and the Starlight on the recently finished Lakewood Sub. Instead, it was a day of tragedy... (more)
The Vermonter at Springfield.
Splitting the intermediate semaphore signals at Bernal, located just west of Chapelle, AMTK 181 charges west with the Southwest Chief as it climbs toward the summit of Glorieta Pass along the join... (more)
The 2nd engineer enjoys a nice spring day by sticking his arm out the window as Amtrak #3, the Southwest Chief, climbs Raton Pass at 20 miles per hour. Soon, the train will be doing 79 miles per h... (more)
Amtrak P42DC #181 and 104 lead train #55, The Vermonter, over the Deerfield River at Greenfield, MA 1/28/16.
The last mainline with semaphore signals only sees two trains a day now, but a good day can still be had with Amtraks #3 and #4. On May 9, the crew was friendly, the train was on time, and we were... (more)
The sun makes an appearance through the clouds is the Empire Builder arrives into Red Wing for its station stop an hour and half late.
Running perfectly on time, Amtrak train 80 cruises through Lexington, NC on the morning of October 10, 2014.
Amtrak train 20, the northbound Crescent from New Orleans, LA to New York, NY is passing under the Southern Railway cantilever signal bridge as it arrives at Charlottesville, VA at 9:30 am. On th... (more)
A relatively large number of passengers (by Edmonds standards) waited for the arrival of train #513. The train was sold out and there is a particular reasoning for this. Almost a majority of passe... (more)
Amtrak Cascades Train #513 starts to reduce speed for the station stop.
The 181 and 510 shove their train out of the station toward the yard.
An Amtrak Northeast Regional runs by Long Bridge Park just south of Washington, DC.
Amtrak's Regional to Lynchburg arriving Alexandria
The Adirondack catches last light as it rolls thru CP-144 with the Ocean View dome. The Amtrak Rensselaer Shops are on the left and the Albany-Rensselaer station is just ahead of the train. These ... (more)