Amtrak 518 "the De Facto switcher" assorts some superliner cars on a wonderful August afternoon in downtown Chicago.
AMTK 518 pulls up next to the wash racks at the Locomotive Facility in Chicago with two Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety cars (DOTX 220 & DOTX 221) before making a reverse movement... (more)
Various units linger around the Amtrak shops in Chicago between runs.
Amtrak 518 sporting it's Pepsi Can AC unit.
The "De facto" switcher switches the coach yard, partially seen in the distance.
The defacto yard switcher moves equipment around as a Michigan service train is about to end it's journey. The pile of ties in the background foretell of some work coming up this summer.
A very late Amtrak #3, the Italic Southwest Chief (or was it the Southwest Limited in 1979?) blasts through San Dimas on its way to Los Angeles. Led by a trio of EMD SDP40Fs, the tr... (more)
This Amtrak "switcher" still wears a tattoo from its glory days on the Hiawatha Service.
Amtrak 518 is between assignments at 18th Street in Chicago.
Amtrak Dash 8 P32BWH 518, still in its old Phase IV paint, highballs the northbound Lincoln Service 300 through Lemont.
As the result of an unusual assignment on this day, a GE P32BWH leads the southbound "Sunset Limited" from Jacksonville through Orange Park, Florida.