A true "Wow, I can't believe this happened!".. actually happened on March 11th of 2017, as an Amtrak Cascades F59PHI escaped from Washington State leading Amtrak 8, and was turned and re... (more)
Amtrak's late afternoon Cascades service run from Seattle to Vancouver, BC leaves Seattle, crossing the Ballard draw bridge over the Ballard locks. This double track line was Great Northern's main... (more)
The Northbound Cascades service train has just left the Bellingham station at Fairhaven, and is passing by the old Haley International headquarters building on the waterfront. F59PH 469 is on the ... (more)
As the sun sets in the background, Amtrak 516 departs Bellingham, WA continuing north towards Vancouver, BC.
A tardy Coast Starlight heads north with a Cascades F59 on the point.
Amtrak Cascades train 513 is pushed along by an F59PHI catching a nice reflection off of Colony Creek in the scenic Pacific Northwest.
Amtrak 7 leaves downtown Chicago, Illinois with AMTK 469 in the lead.
Amtrak Cascades F59PHI #469 makes a rare appearance out of the Pacific Northwest while leading Empire Builder #7 out of Chicago
The Empire Builder arrives into St. Cloud for a crew change nine hours late with a surprise (to me) leader. With a quick crew change here in St. Cloud, the train gained an hour by arriving... (more)
Many fans knew about this, but it was pure luck for me as Amtrak Cascades unit #469 leads the Empire Builder thru Franksville, WI on March 11 of 2017
Moments after departing Chicago Union Station, the outbound Empire Builder passes under the Pennsy signals at CP Morgan. Today, an Amtrak Cascades F59PHI is in charge. A nice change of pace from t... (more)
Happy railfans wave on the outbound Empire Builder led by the Cascades unit. Quite the sight to see this consist in Chicago headed through the Pennsy Signals!
Amtrak Cascades passes some scenic country along the Puget Sound.
An Amtrak Cascades train makes its way through the scenic Pacific Northwest with a Talgo Series 8 train set. Note the lack of the unique "fins" that are found on the Series 7 sets.