The billboard advertises "Halloween Horror Nights"....and the grey heron that impacted the cab of the "Silver Star" this morning unfortunately adds a bit of horror to this scen... (more)
"Out of my brain on the five fifteen" as The Who would say....#515 make a surprise appearance in the lead on an abbreviated "Silver Star" (truncated due to Hurricane Florence) ... (more)
Hurricane Florence disruptions gave us a truncated Sliver Star with a very rare leader. The last time I caught a Dash 8 leader here on Amtrak was June 6,2008 which is also in the database.
The 515 is holding down switcher duty in Hialeah. This is the running maintenance base for most of the single level long distance fleet.
Amtrak 515 507 round the curve at Cosnino near the famous Route 66 town of Winona. I was always a fan of the paint job the 500's were delivered with. Railfan's liked to call them Cutter's (for res... (more)
A quartet of SDP40F's lead Amtrak's Southwest Limited through the semaphores guarding the west siding switch at Chapelle, NM. Amazingly, the semaphores still protect this siding for the Southwest... (more)
The Desert Wind headed toward LA.
The Desert Wind headed toward Los Angeles. Note: this is actually a GE P32-8BWH.
Amtrak 515 and an E unit booster get a little liquid refreshment at the San Diego Santa Fe passenger station. Train 773, from Los Angeles, was comprised of the two units, a baggage car, coach lou... (more)
B32-8 Amtrak 515 is putting together today's Northbound Auto-Train, cars are lining up to be loaded.
Notice the black trucks on this one. They're normally silver.
The on-time 'Chief is back up to speed after departing Galesburg and nears the crossovers known as "Yost" in the ATSF timetable, leaving no doubt that the high target mounted atop the cantilever a... (more)
A unique lash up, if only for service.
Amtrak P32 515 makes a rare appearance leading a northbound Lincoln Service train on a cold rainy night at Joliet.