Amtrak 289 leads train #8, The Empire Builder, out of Milwaukee, WI in November of 1987. The old Milwaukee Solvay Coke facility is behind the train and the last remnants of the CNW mainline betwee... (more)
Adam Farence Photo......Adam's westbound freight meets Amtrak's Empire Builder at MP 164 just west of Rio,WI.. At just about this very same spot back in the 60's when this was all double track I w... (more)
As evening comes to the mountain towns of the Western Washington Cascades, so does the eastbound Seattle/Spokane section of the Empire Builder as it wends its way up Stevens Pass. Here it crosses... (more)
Spring Snow Spring can sometimes throw weather curve balls in the upper midwest, a very late Empire Builder cruises past the CP Depot in Hastings after a mid-March snow storm. Amtrak had al... (more)
The Empire Builder arrives into St. Cloud for a crew change nine hours late with a surprise (to me) leader. With a quick crew change here in St. Cloud, the train gained an hour by arriving... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder skirts frozen Pewaukee Lake on a sunny but very cold winter day.
It appears Adam is stopped on a westbound CP freight at the absolute for Midway with a train ahead as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder enters the Minnesota Transfer....Adam Farence Photo.
The Empire Builder at Red Rock with Heritage engine 145 on the point and the Milwaukee Road Super Dome operated by Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RHMA) bringing up the rear.
After ditching a locomotive at Midway, the Empire Builder speeds along a straight section of the River Subdivision towards Red Wing with 145 out front.
The eastbound Empire Builder passes St. Mary's church as it briefly skirts frozen Pewaukee Lake.
Amtrak 311 leads an eastbound Empire Builder along the Flathead River in Glacier National Park in May of 1990.
The Empire Builder speeds towards Red Wing passing through the Vermillion siding south of Hastings.
The Empire Builder rolls through the West Seventh neighborhood in St. Paul along the Merriam Park subdivision a handful of hours late.
The Empire Builder rolls into the Minnesota Commercial A Yard with #1 out front and an extended consist filled with many other interesting pieces of Amtrak equipment including #42 and sever... (more)
A winter edition of the Empire Builder glides along the Merriam Park subdivision, late, but looking good among the white snow and blue sky!