Not far from Sturtevant,Wi.southbound on one of Amtrak's French Turbo trains. We're(John Gruber and myself) riding with Milwaukee Road Engineer Don Amby and Fireman Bill Beecher to Chicago.
With a string of baggage cars and former Pennsylvania Railroad coaches awaiting their weekday use in Chicago to Valparaiso commuter service in the background, an Amtrak Turboliner navigates the ma... (more)
Amtrak Heritage Unit flies through Lemont on the Texas Eagle with a friendly engineer at the helm
The DPU on UP Train CNAIM9 14 slams past Amtrak Train #313, stopping in Hermann to pick up passengers for points west, and Kansas City. The Phase 2 Heritage Unit on the point was a nice treat as ... (more)
Amtrak Train #314 has just dropped off its passengers, including me, and blasts out of town towards St. Louis from Kansas City. The Phase 2 Heritage Unit on the point was a nice treat as well.
Fatal Bumps and Bruises?Sitting forlornly outside Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops is P42DC 66, damaged in a wreck involving a semi truck on February 19, 2016. This engine, wearing the ca... (more)
A wide range of locomotive types and paint schemes can be seen at Amtrak's Beech Grove shops. This includes AMTK 1000 (GE 80 Tonner) in the foreground and #66 sporting Amtrak's Phase II heritage p... (more)
Amtrak crews at the former Big Four shops have no shortage of projects. This includes AMTK 66 in phase II heritage paint which has been out of service since February. It encountered a semi truck a... (more)
Milwaukee Road Engineer Don Amby at the controls of a French Turboliner coming into Sturtevant,WI..
With the Phase II heritage unit leading the way, Amtrak train 303 heads south past Global 4 in Joliet.
Amtrak's Phase II heritage unit blasts through the snow as it leads Lincoln Service 303 south through Lockport.
Lincoln Service train 303 rolls out of Chicago with Amtrak heritage 66 on the point and a Northern Pacific painted private dome on the rear.
Westbound IL.403b service flies over the UP Peoria Line at Buda.
Phase II heritage engine 66 spent two months in captive service on the Missouri River Runners between St. Louis and Kansas City. It is seen here accelerating train 314 away from its station stop i... (more)