An 11-car Train 50 heads east at DK Cabin behind F40PHs 274-271 in a late 1980's-era photo. This photo was taken from the old crosswalk to the Huntington Shops, long since removed. This unusually ... (more)
The Eastbound tri-weekly Cardinal heads across the New River at Hawks Nest. In addition in the usual assortment of cars, a private car has been tacked on the end of this train. The Cardinal will c... (more)
A very short eastbound Cardinal is ready to dive through the tunnel at Fort Spring, WV on a cheerless winter day.
The eastbound Cardinal is arriving at Hinton--passing the now-empty yard that used to be a major C&O terminal. I was holding a ticket for a roomette to Philly, where I was headed for a conference.... (more)
The station stop at White Sulphur Springs was a few miles back. Now, the eastbound Cardinal is moments from going through the north Alleghany Tunnel en route to DC. Next stop: Clifton Forge, VA.
Amtrak's Cardinal, the eastbound Train 50, flies around the long curve at Crown Hilll along the Kanawha River in the late 1980s.
The "Cardinal" departing Manassas
An Amtrak sleeping car attendant stands at the ready to assist any boarding passengers at Clifton Forge, VA as Amtrak's Chicago-Washington Cardinal makes its station stop. A respectable number of ... (more)
The eastbound Amtrak Cardinal has just entered the Mountain Subdivision at JD Cabin, en route to Staunton, Charlottesville and on to Washington, DC. This was the traditional passenger route during... (more)
On the former C&O main line across the Alleghanies, train 50 rolls out of Mud Tunnel on the east side of the mountain. The Cardinal was using Superliner equipment at the time, but by 2002, the tra... (more)
The "Cardinal" heads north towards Manassas late in the day
Heritage unit at twilight, as the "Cardinal" pauses at Manassas; note "Illinois High Speed Rail" sticker on pilot to left of "Beech Grove" designation.
Won't be able to stay in this spot long, as the "Cardinal" hustles north over the undulating Piedmont Division main, between Culpeper and Remington
The "Cardinal" hustling north over the undulating Piedmont Division main, between Culpeper and Remington
The United Railway Historical Society of New Jersey's restored observation "Hickory Creek" brings up the rear of Amtrak's "Cardinal" as it arrives at its Manassas stop.