I've always wanted a shot with the Sears tower in the background. Well this past Sunday, I finally got a chance at it. Earlier in the day Amtrak 42 led Amtrak 8 into Chicago. As luck would have it... (more)
P42DC 25 leads the eastbound Empire Builder across the high trestle over the Middle Fork of The Flathead River on a beautiful spring morning.
The Aurora Borealis! For years I've waited to see it, spending hours on "Aurora tracking" websites in hopes of there being an Aurora storm at the right time and with clear skies. Finally, o... (more)
Amtrak 145 (Phase III Heritage) leads Amtrak Train 8 Empire Builder East through St. Paul, MN.
After most of the fall colors have vanished, a few remaining berriesoffer a splash of color as Amtrak blasts through the Dupe at track speed.
Assisted by a BNSF unit, a very late-running eastbound Empire Builder crosses Lake Pend Oreille approaching its station stop in Sandpoint, Idaho on a crystal clear winter day.
Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder crosses the Two Medicine River bridge at the east switch of Glacier Park as the mountains within the national park itself rest under a blanket of heavy snow.
An on-time Amtrak 8 blasts through Duplainville at track speed.
The Empire Builder is running more than 20 hours late due to a derailment on the BNSF. At least has saved the home stretch for a sunny day.
The Empire Builder makes a station stop at the western gateway to Glacier Park. It's the height of tourist season and a decent crowd of passengers are on hand to board along with an equal number r... (more)
As the tardy Empire Builder makes its way through Duplainville, the sun sets on a golden Fall afternoon.
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.