Category: chicago

Viewed from a bluff south of town, Amtrak&rs…

Viewed from a bluff south of town, Amtrak’s Empire Builder heads east down BNSF’s ex-Burlington main line to Chicago. It was detouring due to track work on Canadian Pacific.

Bay City, WI

October 17, 2005

Empire Builder Dining Car by Steve Brown Vi…

Empire Builder Dining Car

Empire Builder Dining Car by Steve Brown

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The Superliner dining car on the Empire Builder is ready to receive passengers for dinner.

September 12, 2005

Amtrak’s Empire Builder, making a stat…

Amtrak’s Empire Builder, making a station stop at Columbus, Wisconsin. The dome car is owned by Northern Sky Charters in Milwaukee, painted in WSOR colors.

September 05, 2005

Roomettte with a view by Steve Brown Via Fl…

Roomettte with a view

Roomettte with a view by Steve Brown

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A roomette on the Empire Builder is a fine place from which to enjoy the Rocky Mountains of western Montana. This view is just west of East Glacier.

September 2005

Empire Builder – Minot, ND by Steve Brown V…

Empire Builder - Minot, ND

Empire Builder – Minot, ND by Steve Brown

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Minot, 935 miles west of Chicago, is a sevice stop early on the first morning of the westbound trip. Passengers can stretch their legs for a half hour here.

September 2005

The Empire Builder departs Union Station aft…

The Empire Builder departs Union Station after a “re-launch” celebration of enhanced service including rebuilt Superliners.

Portland, OR

August 21, 2005

The Portland section of the westbound Empire…

The Portland section of the westbound Empire Builder glides along the Columbia River just west of Lyle on a calm summer morning, with a P32BWH and a P42DC for power.

August 03, 2005

The Portland section of the Empire Builder p…

The Portland section of the Empire Builder provides it’s dining car patrons with a bit of scenery to compliment their dinner.

Horsethief Lake, WA

July 06, 2005

The Empire Builder pulls out of Shelby Stati…

The Empire Builder pulls out of Shelby Station, Montana heading west.

June 04, 2005

The Empire Builder traverses the rocks along…

The Empire Builder traverses the rocks along the Columbia River

Lyle, WA

April 27, 2005