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.
Layers of light as the "Cardinal" passes the NS yard
Amtrak's "Cardinal" paused at Manassas
Getting ready to be split in Washington & Newport News sections. Note two dome cars; first (former B&O) is deadheading. Both will go to Newport News, due to low clearances in the Washington area... (more)
Hiball Amtrak 50