Tower A5. While no longer manned, Tower A5 is still used for maintenance of way by Metra. On this particular day, the venerable tower witnesses the passage of Amtrak Hiawatha train #338, he... (more)
Amtrak 500 leads a Hiawatha East under the searchlights at KK Bridge.
Under the Searchlights at A3. Tower A3 is still home to a Milwaukee Road signal bridge, complete with classic searchlights. Amtrak Hiawatha #339 is just beginning its trip out of Chicago to... (more)
With a Little Help from my Friends. Siemens Chargers are becoming more and more common these days. At the same time, they're becoming known for their mechanical failures. Dash 8's have beco... (more)
The second to last Chicago to Milwaukee bound Amtrak Hiawatha of the day, train #339 pops around the corner as it passes the 100+ year old Tower A2 just outside Downtown Chicago with one of Amtrak... (more)
Idling away at Amtrak's Redondo Junction’s coach yard is Dash 8-32BWH 509. Built by General Electric as road power for Amtrak in December 1991, these hood diesels wore one of the most spectacul... (more)
A tardy Coast Starlight rolls northward through Siskiyou County. Next stop: Klamath Falls, Oregon.
The westbound Amtrak Pennsylvanian timed its appearance in Summerhill perfectly.
A rare B32 leads Amtrak's Silver Star out of Cary with a pair of the usual P42s trailing.
A Hiawatha train to Chicago makes it station stop at Sturtevant in the 10 inches of fresh snow received over the weekend.
An exceptionally rare leader brings 98 north on a wet and unsettled afternoon heading toward Palatka, running on time. The dash 8 leaders only happen every few years it seems.
Rolling along California's Central Coast is Amtrak train 14, the westbound Coast Starlight heading from Los Angeles to Seattle. On this first day of 1994, the train is powered by 10% of th... (more)
An eastbound Amtrak Capitol rolls along San Pablo Bay at Pinole, California, on March 12, 1995. The train is led by GE P32BWH “Pepsi Can” No. 501, that was later sold and became California Dep... (more)
Several new GE B32BWHs, EMD F40PHs and a former GO Transit GMD GP40TC gather at Amtrak’s locomotive facility at Chicago, Illinois, on February 22, 1992.
Amtrak's 'Pepsi Can' painted power is ready and waiting at the Lumber Street facility with the Chicago skyline and the 'Sears Tower' backdrop on a clear May first day in 1997.