On May 7th, 2019, Amtrak issued a new directive that private cars must close their classic "dutch doors" while in motion. While a seemingly minor change, riding in the dutch door has be... (more)
Amtrak Lincoln Service train to Chicago arrives at Joliet Gateway Center with new signals and preserved UD tower at crossing the CSX New Rock line. Photographed from viewing area at former Joliet... (more)
Amtrak 306 passes beneath some of the last standing B&O CPLs on the line known as "CP Wann" while fellow RP contributor Anthony Randall grabs his shot.
Amtrak 306 passes beneath the B&O-style Color Position Light signals at CP Wann. These signals date to the B&O ownership of the Chicago & Alton, and are among the last left standing on the line.
Windy City Bound
The state supported Amtrak 306 Lincoln Service is running at a whooping 110 mph on it's 284 mile long journey between St.Louis, MO and Chicago, IL... (more)
Beiber Fever. While walking onto the 14th Street overpass to see one of the stars of Amtrak's fleet of P42DCs, Phase II heritage unit #66, I was shocked to see packs of teenage girls walkin... (more)
A northbound Lincoln Service train prepares to depart Joliet on a clear signal.
Northbound Amtrak "Lincoln Service" departing Alton, IL Amtrak station on a beautiful mid spring late afternoon. The train was completely filled, as increasing numbers of people are discovering r... (more)
A station stop for 306 at Kirkwood, MO. Unfortunately I did not catch the locomotive number.
Amtrak 306 takes on fuel at St Louis while the trailing end of outbound #21 (Texas Eagle) is visible on the right.