The boiler water is overflowing as Milwaukee Road Engineer John Schwab readies himself for the 196 mile trip to Lacrosse on the Empire Builder. I'll be Firing for John today and when I climb aboar... (more)
The Seattle section of the Empire Builder crosses the North Fork Skykomish River in the morning at Index, Washington while on its way down from Stevens Pass.
Amtrak's P42DC locomotive with paint scheme saluting America's Military Veterans. Seen here on the point of the Empire Builder at St Paul's Union Depot. Brought to St Paul for Union Depot's Train... (more)
The engineer of Amtrak #7, the westbound Empire Builder, washes the front of his lead locomotive as they make their nightly station stop at St. Paul Union Depot. Steve Glischinski and Bob Ball put... (more)
Amtrak Cascades F59PHI #469 makes a rare appearance out of the Pacific Northwest while leading Empire Builder #7 out of Chicago
Moments after departing Chicago Union Station, the outbound Empire Builder passes under the Pennsy signals at CP Morgan. Today, an Amtrak Cascades F59PHI is in charge. A nice change of pace from t... (more)
Happy railfans wave on the outbound Empire Builder led by the Cascades unit. Quite the sight to see this consist in Chicago headed through the Pennsy Signals!
An intermission between the wacky weather (which consisted of snow and ice pellets) as the westbound Amtrak Empire Builder rolls along the Puget Sound on its final leg to Seattle.
The Seattle section of the Empire Builder arrives in Edmonds on a cold December morning.
Amtrak’s westbound Empire Builder passes through a frozen scene as the blue hour descends on Brookfield after one of Wisconsin’s winter ice/snowstorms in February 1983. The two EMD F40PHs have the... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder at Doylestown,WI..
Our Latest Amtrak Trip! Amtrak's Westbound 'Empire Builder', with AMTK 151 & 817 on the point, stands at Havre, MT, fuelled & ready for its haul over the Great Divide. This photo is from th... (more)
The Empire Builder rests in King Street Station in downtown Seattle after discharging passengers but before heading to the yard.
The Empire Builder makes its way through the Cascade Mountains on the Scenic Sub, passing over Sunset Falls. This is one of the most scenic places I've ever witnessed.
The Cutoff at this point in time is still being run by three switch tenders even though the tower is built but the interlocking has not been built yet. Amtrak's Empire Builder passes as a northsid... (more)