At "The Slot" the Empire Builder passes over Nason Creek just west of Merritt. A cold front has engulfed the NW and the air temperature on this Friday, the 13th is 18° (hard on batteries).
The abbreviated (Seattle to Havre, MT, with no Portland section) eastbound Empire Builder leaves the Rocky Mountains behind and heads for the plains of central and eastern Montana.
Chicago bound Empire Builder
No tanks were encountered on a chilly Sunday morning as Amtrak #8 raced by headed for its next stop in Tomah, WI.
Amtrak's Empire Builder glides down the Mississippi River at Lakeview siding, with Lake City in the background. Amtrak is running about 3 1/2 hours late.
Amtrak 8 greets the beginings of fall colors, here in scenic Sturtevant.
Amtrak 8 by the site of the former depot.
Must've hit some birds or something...
After waiting a couple minutes for the SOO Shakopee to clear at Western Avenue, Amtrak 8 is on the move again running only slightly late out of St. Paul.
With a windchill factor of around 45 below zero, Amtrak is running several hours behind schedule, making a normally rare appearance in western Minnesota during the day. Brutal winter weather has ... (more)
A late running Amtrak Empire Builder has a BNSF SD40-2 on the point, following the season's first snowfall. The train is heading east on BNSF's Staples Sub main line.
A late running Amtrak Empire Builder has a BNSF SD40-2 on the point, following the season's first snowfall. The train is descending Short Line Hill on CP's former Milwaukee Road main line.
Milwaukee Road Skytop Cedar Rapids and Super Dome 53 bring up the rear of Amtrak's Empire Builder passing the concourse of the old St. Paul Union Depot.
Very Late Empire Builder works to make up time rounding a curve west of Wadena.
Amtrak Empire Builder crosses the Mississippi on the old Milwaukee Road lift bridge in Hastings Minnesota.