On an unusually hot spring day, Siemens SC-44 Chargers 4611 & 4604 sit along side Amtrak's Chicago Locomotive Shops undergoing inspection under the St. Charles Air Line Bridge. These units are som... (more)
Variety abounds at the 18th Street Locomotive Shop. The Siemens Testing Charger prepares to make its first run. The 406 heritage unit rests nearby.
After a two hour wait, i was able to witness the future of passenger locomotives on a test train between Portland and Seattle. Built in 2016, the "Charger"locomotive was very quiet and pretty slee... (more)
The old and the new in focus. Originally opening in 1896, Portland, Oregon's Union Station has hosted a variety of railroads and their interesting motive power over the years, and today, it got a ... (more)
I believe this is the first Charger (Siemens SC44) to operate on a train on the West Coast. Here the 4611 destined for service with IDOT, pulls a test train with AMTK 467 on the tail end. It wi... (more)