Amtrak GP38 723, getting some work done in the carrier's Wilmington Maintenance Facility, was built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division as Louisville & Nashville GP38 4003 in June 1970, this... (more)
In 1966, the Diesel Division of General Motors of Canada Ltd. (GMD) constructed eight GP40TC locomotives, essentially GP40 diesels on SD40 frames to accommodate Head End Power (HEP) equipment, for... (more)
There are a lot of interesting locomotives at Amtrak's Wilmington Maintenance Facility: stored HHP-8s (as well as a single GE 80-ton and a rebuilt SW9 [now called an SW1000]), brand-new ALC-42 di... (more)
Recently arrived Amtrak ALC-42 diesels 320 and 322 are getting checked out and set up for service at the carrier's Wilmington Maintenance Facility. These two locomotives, constructed by Siemens A... (more)
Fortunately, Amtrak GP38 723, getting some TLC in the carrier's Wilmington Maintenance Facility, has retained its builder's plate for the last 52½ years, providing easy access to its heritage. B... (more)
Still looking like a "Hippo" (the nickname acquired by these locomotives) is Amtrak 90691. Built by Bombardier/Alstom in December 2000 as Amtrak HHP-8 661, it was renumbered AMTK 691 when these p... (more)
On January 30, 2023, President Joe Biden appeared in Baltimore MD to discuss a new tunnel project for Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor, which will replace an ancient and outdated tunnel. Amtrak... (more)
Suffering through the last months before I got a driver's license, I traveled by train as much as possible. On this particular day I took Amtrak from my home in New Jersey to my uncle's house in D... (more)
Wilmington & Western's Alco 4-4-0 from the class of 1909 passes by the Wooddale Covered Bridge in New Castle County.
Holiday Lights Express. The authentically painted Baltimore and Ohio Railroad SW1 8408 (EMC, 1940) is a key member of the roster at the Wilmington & Western Railroad. On Friday, December 16... (more)
Amtrak's "Vermonter" is five minutes off the advertised into Wilmington on a beautiful June morning.
The Hockessin Flyer steams up for the charge northbound.
The Hockessin Flyer's caboose awaits its next assignment.
The Hockessin Flyer loads up as thunderstorms build.
After a stop at Wilsmere Yard, P001-09 accelerates east for Philadelphia, through Elsmere Jct, as a CSX Police Special Agent gives the train a roll by inspection in the distance.