Thank goodness the "Cardinal" was two hours late today!
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief hustles through the intermediate semaphores at MP 722.1 between Wagon Mound and Levy.
Far from its Florida origin, Amtrak's "Silver Meteor" heads north on a winter morning behind diesels under the wires.
With a pair of PV's bringing up the markers, Amtrak #6, the California Zephyr, winds it's way through western Colorado on the old D&RGW mainline near Palisade.
The Relief Yard Job takes equipment from a recently arrived long distance train back to 8th Street Yard, passing the LA Skyline on the way.
Running 40 minutes late out of Denver, Amtrak #5 "The California Zephyr" rounds the curve at Pinecliffe as they approach the Highway 72 grade crossing. A parked coal train is sitting int he siding... (more)
Amtrak’s train No. 5, the California Zephyr, climbs through a winter wonderland at Crescent, Colorado, on April 23, 1999. Two P42s, along with an F40PH kicker, power the train as it slices silentl... (more)
With the coal load in the siding, Amtrak #5 "The California Zephyr" rolls on through the small town of Pinecliffe, Colorado on their way west towards Reno, Nevada. After Amtrak clears, this eastbo... (more)
The eastbound Capital Limited rounds the horseshoe curve at Mance.
Eastbound Amtrak ducks under the Amrose CPL as the engineer gives us his best Richard Nixon impression.
#3 Finally pushes on to L.A. more than eight hours late with its original locomotive DIC in second position.
Amtrak #3 limps in to San Berdoo eight hours late, after its locomotive went DIC. For part of the trip BNSF hauled the train, but later an Amtrak locomotive was found. The DIC power is second in t... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief comes to a stop at Fullerton on a chill night as people find their seats for their eastbound trip to Chicago.
The entire Capitol Limited - rolling through the flat NW Ohio countryside early on a late fall morning.