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Amtrak Empire Builder
This train, which runs between Chicago and Seattle and Portland, takes its name from James J. Hill, who founded the Great Northern Railroad and extended it from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast.
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Photo ID: 852130

AMTK 311 leads the eastbound Empire Builder in Minneapolis

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 311
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2024


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By: Ryan Anderson

Added: Feb 22, 2024

Views: 1,387
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Photo ID: 851926

AMTK 540 heads up the Empire Builder at King St. station as it loads passengers for its trip to Chicago via Stampede Pass to Spokane, then the former GN mainline via Glacier Park to Minneapolis be... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 540
Train ID: Empire Builder
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Feb 19, 2024

Views: 1,476
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Photo ID: 850395

Amtrak's Empire Builder slows for a station stop at Edmonds, WA.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 324
Train ID: BNSF A 71 19
Photo Date: July 21, 2023


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By: Tim Stevens

Added: Jan 25, 2024

Views: 1,400
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 849139

F40s were the dominant power on long-distance Amtrak trains through the 1980s and early 1990s. The Empire Builder embodies the look of the era well back in 1993 as it passes through the University... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 277
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: April 30, 1993


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By: Dean Sauvola

Added: Jan 09, 2024

Views: 1,776
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Photo ID: 845460

With a matched set of veteran P42s leading the way, a late Empire Builder punches into the sunrise thru the curves of Lake Park.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Lake Park, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 180
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: November 18, 2023


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By: Mike Vandenberg

Added: Nov 20, 2023

Views: 893
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Photo ID: 844912

AMTK 306 brakes Train 8, The Empire Builder, to a station stop at Red Wing, MN running about an hour late on its Seattle/Portland to Chicago schedule. In less than 5 minutes the train will be on i... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ALC-42
Location: Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 306
Train ID: No. 8 Empire Builder
Photo Date: November 04, 2023


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 13, 2023

Views: 3,219
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 840738

The westbound California Zephyr is making good time as they have already clicked off a few miles into their trip all the way across Iowa. The train just left Burlington a few minutes ago and will ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Danville, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 188
Train ID: AMTK #5
Photo Date: April 23, 2023


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Sep 14, 2023

Views: 765
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Photo ID: 840473

One of the newish Chargers handles the Portland section of the Empire Builder. This shot was taken from the Fremont Bridge during the annual bridge pedal event.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemans ALC-42
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 318
Train ID: AMTK 27
Photo Date: August 13, 2023


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By: J.PO

Added: Sep 10, 2023

Views: 4,233
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 839563

The Empire Builder's consist pulls out of Portland Union Station to be wyed for the return trip east

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 310
Train ID: Amtrak 27
Photo Date: August 05, 2023


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By: atx railfan

Added: Aug 29, 2023

Views: 1,838
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 837808

The Empire Builder races a stack train out of Portland

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 318
Train ID: Amtrak 28
Photo Date: August 03, 2023


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By: atx railfan

Added: Aug 04, 2023

Views: 1,185
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Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 837773

Amtrak’s Empire Builder cruises through Fisher River, Montana, on the morning of July 2, 2023. The train is powered by a pair of Siemens ALC-42 locomotives and is eastbound on BNSF’s Hi Line S... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Fisher River, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 316
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: July 02, 2023


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 03, 2023

Views: 1,650
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 837694

Empire Builder Eastbound Empire builder crosses Nason Creek while sliding down Steven's Pass in typical Cascade Mountain weather. This location has been popular with railroad buffs for ye... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Nason Creek , Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 313
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2023


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Aug 02, 2023

Views: 4,408
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 837680

The Empire Builder snakes its way through downtown Seattle

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 322
Train ID: Amtrak 7
Photo Date: August 02, 2023


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By: atx railfan

Added: Aug 02, 2023

Views: 1,581
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Photo ID: 837221

Running seven hours behind schedule, the Empire Builder rolls westward through the Columbia River Gorge. Melonas siding was built in 2017. It is named to honor a family that has produced three gen... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: North Bonneville, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 324
Train ID: NRPC 27
Photo Date: July 26, 2023


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Jul 27, 2023

Views: 1,500
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 836451

Roughly 50 miles from the end of the line in Portland, the Empire Builder races west through the Columbia River Gorge.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ALC-42
Location: Stevenson, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 316
Train ID: NRPC 27
Photo Date: July 16, 2023


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Jul 16, 2023

Views: 1,741
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Favorited: 12
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