E unit on Amtrak In mid-1993, the upper midwest region of the U.S. was plagued by epic flooding, especially around the Mississippi River basin. Eventually, the Burlington Northern’s m... (more)
Metra #516 leads the westbound California Zephyr thru Flagg, IL. The Zephyr is detouring over the C&NW due to flooding. The E-unit is needed for cab signals.
While touring NRE's Silvis facility with an escort and proper PPE, we were allowed to look inside the cab of former Metra E8 516. 516 was built as CNW 5029A and still has the CNW cab signal equip... (more)