It ain't the Hiawatha but I'll take it. Back in 1978 I held down the right hand seat box(that's old time RR'er talk for holding the Engineer's position)on Amtrak's Empire Builder for six months. A... (more)
Led by a pair of P30CHs, a Chicago-bound Amtrak train is seen passing the rear end of an ICG freight as well as the Homewood passenger station platforms. Tom Golden photo.
Inbound power from train number 1 sits on a service track at Redondo Jct
We've just arrived in LaCrosse,WI. and are changing crews with the River Division crew that will take the train to Minneapolis. A young Fireman Ron Morales stands proudly next to his horse which i... (more)
Amtrak P30 719 is seen at full flight through Gardener, IL, on St. Louis-bound Train 303.
Headin for California this POOCH leads the Empire Builder on its way west. With the blue flag propped squarely in front of the hoggers window the five minute service stop will be handled just like... (more)
The Panama Limited awaits its 4:30PM departure for Chicago.