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 beautiful Pacific Northwest with a Talgo Series 8 train set. Note the lack of the unique "fins" that are found on the Series 7 sets.
Amtrak 469 shoves train 513 south near MP 82 at the south end of Chuckanut Drive near Sammish Bay. The train will meet a freight at Bow Siding in about a mile before arriving at Mt. Vernon, WA.
Amtrak Cascades Train #513 passes by a garbage train as it prepares for a station stop. Update: Shortly after I took this photo, I happen to find out that 469 ended up dying out at North Portal al... (more)
Amtrak Cascades Train #513 running on schedule as usual.
On a really cold and somewhat breezy Tuesday morning, Amtrak Cascades Train #513 making good time on a relatively uneventful trip as it slows down for a station stop at the Edmonds station. This c... (more)
A beautiful, calm morning and making good time.
Another fantastic sunset that the passengers of Cascades 508 were able to witness from the comfort of their seats.
During the last hour of sunlight a Talgo train scoots southbound through Tenino, WA and will end its trip in Eugene, OR near midnight.
Out of the most "uneventful" winter in the Puget Sound, comes a stunning sunset. Finally, passengers aboard the Cascades get to see something in the sky other than gray or black.