I'm standing on the old Hy33 overhead looking west towards Milwaukee Road's Portage Yard as Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder enters the west end of the Milwaukee Road's Portage Interlocking at 50... (more)
The combined North Coast Ltd.and Empire Builder is eastbound at the west end of the Portage Yard at signal 178-9 or 178.9 miles west of Chicago Union Station. The ex-CB&Q E8A looking battle worn w... (more)
Milwaukee Road Portage Operator Earl Chappell gives a hearty wave to Milwaukee Road Engineer Sammy Jerome as he brings the Empire Builder through Portage at 40MPH. At this time Portage was a flag ... (more)
I'm firing for Milwaukee Road Engineer Harry Gust. We're about to board the eastbound Empire Builder at Lacrosse,WI. for our trip to Milwaukee. We've got three Milwaukee E9's today which was highl... (more)
Ex-NP 6502A F3A(BN9762) is in the lead of our four units on Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder stopped at Grand Ave.Interlocking by a dirty old freight train. We've brought the train 193 miles from... (more)
I'm Firing for Milwaukee Road Engineer Harry Gust. We're eastbound just about to hit the hole at Tunnel City so I get behind Harry to capture the moment.
I'm Firing for Milwaukee Road Engineer Harry Gust. We're eastbound at the end of double track about to go through the turnout for the single track through the tunnel at Tunnel City. Harry hired ou... (more)
Eastbound Empire Builder shot from the Hy overpass at Portage Jct..
I'm on layover at Portage from a nocturnal freight run but before I go to bed I drive the 18 miles to the Dells to shoot the combined Empire Builder/North Coast Ltd. which Amtrak has been running ... (more)
Amtrak's Empire Builder eastbound through Fall River,WI. on its way from Seattle to Chicago.
I'm standing a top the Cooney Patrols caboose at Oconomowoc,WI. as the eastbound Empire Builder passes on its way to Milwaukee and Chicago.
Amtrak's Empire Builder eastbound at the west end of Portage Yard on the eastward track coming in for the station stop. Note the semaphore signal for the westbound main as this was the signal syst... (more)
Early Amtrak behind an early F unit; former NP units pulling former GN train.
During Amtrak's initial 'rainbow' era
Head-end electric heat is still a few years away for Amtrak!