With the shadows growing shorter as the sun rises above the surrounding mountains, Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder to Chicago rolls through Essex 13 minutes behind schedule. GE P40DC #816 and a ... (more)
The eastbound Empire Builder departs Milwaukee, passing under the old Milwaukee cantilever at KK bridge.
The eastbound Empire Builder has just passed Division Street on the morning of June 10, 2016, in a view from Dayton’s Bluff that features the Mississippi River and downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, as... (more)
We're westbound on a Milwaukee Road freight train at Oconomowoc,WI.as Amtrak's Empire Builder meets us eastbound.
Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder passes the new mainline re-alignment at Okauchee,WI where Sawyer Rd. will go under a bridged eastbound and westbound mains of what was once a grade crossing of th... (more)
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 the scenic 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 scenic Pewaukee Lake.