Some of the first light of a chilly January day finds the front of a late running eastbound Empire Builder as it climbs out of the Red River valley on the former Northern Pacific mainline in weste... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder pulls into Wenatchee. In the background stands the 1920s Cascadian Fruit storage building. This warehouse was one of the first of its kind to employ refrigeration and was u... (more)
Fall Arrival: The Portland section of the Amtrak Empire Builder approaches its destination of Portland Union Station as it passes BNSF's Lake Yard on a cool fall morning. Leading the train ... (more)
A 5+ hour late Empire Builder slowly rolls out of the station in Glenview, IL, with two of the Phase VI ALC-42 Charger locomotives leading the way.
Train 7, Phase 7. On the afternoon October 3, 2022, the Amtrak Empire Builder departed Chicago Union Station with AMTK 310 (Phase VII, ALC-42, Siemens) leading AMTK 11 (Phase V, P42DC, GE) ... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr charges eastbound at the Benicia Bridge with Amtrak #301 leading three new ACS-64 locomotives towards Sacramento and points east to Chicago. This is the first time one o... (more)
The Future of Amtrak
Amtrak 1058, the City of New Orleans with a slightly altered schedule pulls out of Union Station to wye at Canal St. Leading is a duo of Siemens ALC-42 long-distance d... (more)
Amtrak's class ALC-42 leads the eastbound Empire Builder out of St. Paul.
Cold But Happy. Amtrak Train 953 (IDTX 4608, Siemens, SC-44 leading) was in Kalamazoo, Michigan on early and frigid morning of Tuesday, January, 26, 2021. The train was performing high spee... (more)
Below the imposing escarpment of Dodge’s Bluff, Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr traces the Colorado River in spectacular Ruby Canyon just east of Utaline, Colorado, on June 23, 2021.
Here we see Amtrak making a stop at Niles for a pick up and drop off.
New Kids. Siemens Amtrak/Amtrak Midwest IDTX 4629 (Siemens SC-44) rests in the yard in Chicago, Illinois on the afternoon of Sunday, December 27, 2020. Behind it sits a 10 car train of the... (more)
Acela II on a test run along the Keystone Corridor
A #newAcela passes over the Susquehanna River for the first time.
The #newAcela heads to the yard.