Amtrak 7 leaves downtown Chicago, Illinois with AMTK 469 in the lead.
Amtrak 186 breaks the silence of the small and quiet town of Pewaukee, WI as it heads west on the Empire Builder.
Amtrak 7 coming out of the curve past Miller Brewery
Early bird gets the worm! Waking up at 4 A.M. followed by an hour drive north yielded a shot of the Phase IV Heritage Unit leading a late Empire Builder across Lake Pend Oreille as morning ... (more)
On the summer solstice, an unusually long and very late westbound Empire Builder with 8 added cars negotiates the depths of the Kootenai River Gorge between Yakt and Leonia.
A late-running Seattle-bound Empire Builder blasts up the grade towards Lyons during a spectacular summer sunrise in Eastern Washington.
On a windy spring morning, Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder eases around the curve approaching the west switch of Quincy, while an eastbound stack train has just cleared into the siding, making f... (more)
The westbound Empire Builder thunders through Ixonia on a gorgeous afternoon.
Amtrak 7 is starting to have 3 units now.
An on-time Amtrak Empire Builder waits for passengers to load at Wisconsin Dells. Not as much traffic downtown as tourist season is winding down.
It's nearly noon, and the WB Empire Builder is a few hours late. Standing a couple feet from the edge of the torrent that is Sunset Falls, trains crossing the bridge are very quite and constant a... (more)
After a stop in La Crosse, Amtrak #7 heads west into the setting sun along the CP River Subdivision. The next stop is Winona, MN.
East meets West in Wauwatosa. Having just met its late eastbound counterpart, the westbound Empire Builder drifts through Wauwatosa on a beautiful, crisp fall afternoon.
"Empire Builder" pauses for a classic Glacier Park station photo.