Two Commemoratives, One TrainAmtrak train #3, the westbound Southwest Chief, departs Fullerton, California, on February 9, 2017, as it heads the last 26 miles of its journey ... (more)
Amtrak's Southwest Chief crosses the Ellison Creek Valley with the Veterans leading the Phase I specially painted P42's. BNSF is preparing to replace the Media Trestle this year.
Amtrak's Veterans Locomotive heads up Train 4 at Atherton on the BNSF Marceline Sub. As the grandson of a 34 year US Army and Missouri National Guard Vet drafted in 1953, I appreciate the sentime... (more)
Amtrak #6 is just beginning the steepest part of its descent to its next stop at Helper, Utah, 13 miles east of here. This is Kyune and the 2.4% grade is just ahead. I was standing in waist deep s... (more)
I wanted to back up a little further from the tracks for this shot but could not. The private road behind me was not plowed and high snow berms created by plowing out the public road crossing dire... (more)
Amtrak #6, led by #42, the Veteran's unit, cruises downgrade, curving around the thin vertical sandstone slab called Castlegate. This is the site of an abandoned and now nonexistent coal mining ca... (more)
Amtrak #6 is slowing to a stop in front of the Union Pacific yard office in Helper, Utah. #6 will pick up 3 passengers here today in spite of being 8 hours late. Lead unit #42, the Veterans unit, ... (more)
Amtrak #6 ran 8 hours late through Nevada and Utah this day due to winter storm induced problems in the Sierras.. For me that meant a daylight passage over Soldier Summit in Utah. It was running w... (more)
The Veterans and Phase 1 engines lead the westbound California Zephyr along the Colorado River at Dotsero, CO.
The Amtrak Veterans unit leads the Silver Star across the St. Lucie Canal.
The Veterans and Phase 1 engines lead the westbound California Zephyr along the Colorado River at Burns, CO.
The westbound California Zephyr winds through Gore Canyon with the Veterans and Phase 1 teamed up.
For the second time since the AEM-7 farewell, the 642 and 42 (electric and diesel-electric) Veterans units are nose to nose. they were being worked up to run on the 2016 Autumn Express.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, especially to those who are working or serving our country.
Running as advertised, Amtrak's Veterans unit makes an appearance in New Mexico as it leads Amtrak's Chicago bound Southwest Chief through Apache Canyon on a beautifully crisp winter’s afternoon.