BNSF C44-9W #789 in warbonnet paint leads the Amtrak Empire Builder to Chicago. Blizzard conditions in Montana may have contributed not only to the 5-hour delay but also the need to have the locom... (more)
With temps near 40 degrees, Amtrak 8 runs 4 hours behind left-handed around road foreman on Valentine's Day 2017.
With one of the P42s out of service with a blown turbo, Amtrak called upon the aid of BNSF, but this time, unlike the typical GE helper, an EMD SD70ACe was put in passenger service.
A thin coating of ice covers a pond as the eastbound Empire Builder descends the eastern slope of Marias Pass.