Category: illinois

The Cedar Rapids Skytop on the rear of the E…

The Cedar Rapids Skytop on the rear of the Empire Builder arriving Chicago.

October 02, 2004

A derailment in Chicago on the north side of…

A derailment in Chicago on the north side of CUS has forced Amtrak’s Empire Builder to detour on the BNSF through Savanna, IL along the Mississippi River. Here we see the eastbound #8 from the “Sabula Bridge.”

May 18, 2002

Amtrak – Union Avenue by d.w.davidson Via F…

Amtrak - Union Avenue

Amtrak – Union Avenue by d.w.davidson

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Amtrak Train No. 8, the Empire Builder is being wyed before it is tucked away in the coach yard for servicing, in November 2000. P32s and a P42 in matching Phase IV paint making for an interesting locomotive consist seen here on the BNSF.

Amtrak – Halsted Street by d.w.davidson Via…

Amtrak - Halsted Street

Amtrak – Halsted Street by d.w.davidson

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Amtrak Train No. 7, the westbound Empire Builder, is departing Chicago behind three F40PH-2s, in this view from the Halsted Street bridge in October 1993.

19920419 11 Amtrak Empire Builder near Canal …

19920419 11 Amtrak Empire Builder near Canal & Fulton Sts.

19920419 11 Amtrak Empire Builder near Canal & Fulton Sts. by David Wilson

Amtrak – Canal Street by d.w.davidson Via F…

Amtrak - Canal Street

Amtrak – Canal Street by d.w.davidson

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Amtrak Train No. 7, the Empire Builder has just departed CUS and is seen passing Lake Street Tower at the Canal Street grade crossing, in March 1982.

Amtrak – Ashland Avenue by d.w.davidson Via…

Amtrak - Ashland Avenue

Amtrak – Ashland Avenue by d.w.davidson

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Amtrak Train No. 7, the Empire Builder heads west beneath the former Metropolitan “L” Bridge, just west of Ashland Avenue. C&NW Noble Street Tower is visible in the background in this view from an RTA F40PH-2, in August 1981.

Amtrak – Glenview, IL by d.w.davidson Via F…

Amtrak - Glenview, IL

Amtrak – Glenview, IL by d.w.davidson

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There is head-end business to conduct as the Empire Builder brakes to its station stop at Glenview, in July 1980.

Northbrook, Illinois, 22 June’77

Northbrook, Illinois, 22 June'77

Northbrook, Illinois, 22 June’77

MILW/Amtrak #7, the “Empire Builder” with ten cars, is passing the commuter station (and Shermer Road.)

Northbrook, Illinois, 22 June’77

Northbrook, Illinois, 22 June'77

Northbrook, Illinois, 22 June’77

Amtrak #7, the “Empire Builder” from Chicago to Milwaukee with 10 cars, flies by at a high rate behind two of Amtrak’s newer SDP40F units.