It's probably around 630pm and we're stopped on the westbound Empire Builder at Tunnel City,WI.. The DS bet on an eastbound freight train to clear the single track through the hole before we got t... (more)
The North Coast Hiawatha descends westward off Homestake Pass several miles east of Butte, MT. In 1974 this Amtrak service and a BN local freight were pretty much all that moved over this line.
The westbound North coast Hiawatha descends Homestake Pass above Interstate 90 east of Butte, MT. Riding a dome car down this hill is a bit like landing in Butte on an airplane. This line is curre... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder climbs out of the Fox River sag at MP 100 west of the Brookfield depot.
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha tiptoes over Homestake Pass just east of Butte, MT. This train and a BN local were the only traffic normally operated over NP's original Continental Divide crossing b... (more)
We're stopped at the Junction as the Empire Builder approaches at Twilight. After they clear we'll back into Portage yard and get our train for our all night journey to Milwaukee on a covered wago... (more)