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  1. Amtrak Empire Builder At Edmonds

    Amtrak Empire Builder At Edmonds

    Amtrak Empire Builder making passenger stop at Edmonds Depot.
  2. Night  moves

    Night moves

    Station stop Spokane,the conductor with his two way radio protects the rear end of the train from the rear door window of the last coach car on the Amtrak # 8 Empire Builder. Outside the Yardmaster hoops orders to the arriving # 28 that has come up from Portland its engine will be uncoupled then...
  3. King TuT # 7

    King TuT # 7

    What a surprise on a foggy morning Amtrak # 7 the Empire Builder Chicago to Seattle comes in to Seattle this day with King Tut on point with a Geneis #42 nice # for a P-42 and a Cascades.After letting passengers off at King St. station on it comes thru the coach yard fresh out of the wash...
  4. The Empire Builder

    The Empire Builder

    # 8 Amtrak the Empire Builder pulls out of Edmonds Wa.station stop on its way to Chicago as it pass M.P.-18 and a baretable waiting its turn in the hole on main # 2, and the beach goers enjoy the action from the beach at low tide.
  5. AMTK #28 at East Maryhill

    AMTK #28 at East Maryhill

    The Portland to Spokane section of the Empire Builder splits the East Maryhill signals at track speed. For those interested in the camera settings: F2.8, 2", ISO 1000, 48mm.
  6. EMPIRE BUILDER meets an MOW crew

    EMPIRE BUILDER meets an MOW crew

    The Westbound EMPIRE BUILDER on Main 1 meets a BNSF MOW crew with a Tamper and Ballast Regulator working on Main 2.
  7. We Have Light

    We Have Light

    Westbound Empire Builder pops out of shed 10 at Java, MT
  8. Amtrak Empire Builder

    Amtrak Empire Builder

    A shortened Empire Builder passes through Grizzly, Montana on its way East. Due to the flooding in North Dakota, the train was running between Seattle, Washington and Havre, Montana, being reversed in Havre, and retuning West that same afternoon.
  9. Empire Builder Lounge

    Empire Builder Lounge

    Eastbound Builders lounge,notice west bound Empire builder outside window 4/5/08
  10. Empire Builder crossing Spokane river

    Empire Builder crossing Spokane river

    Normally #7 rolls across the Spokane river East of Spokane in the middle of the night. On 2/3/2011 they were 13 hours late, making this picture possible. 2 of the 3 P42 units failed enroute, requiring the assistance of clean BNSF 5299.
  11. Amtrak # 7

    Amtrak # 7

    Amtrak # 7 westbound Empire Builder 5 1/2 hours late going through Edmonds Wa.,with its lead Genesis unit out of service somewhere along the way and being haul with a DASH-9.Also MoW signal gang working on the eastbound signals.
  12. Minot   ND.

    Minot ND.

    Eastbound Amtrak station stop Minot North Dakota the Empire Builder # 8/#28 heading for Chicago.
  13. Whitefish Montana

    Whitefish Montana

    As the Empire Builder #8/#28 eastbound for Chicago, makes a station stop at Whitefish Montana,the sun is just rising above the mountains of Glacier National Park. A mega grain train is waiting along side the Builder for the light to head west and Rocky watchs the action as he looks on.
  14. a little old help

    a little old help

    A old Santa Fe SD75-M takes the point on five hour late Amtrak #7 Empire Builder going into Edmonds Wa. must of lost a engine somwhere between Chicago and Seattle its last stop.Wed.10/13/2010
  15. Consecutive Consist

    Consecutive Consist

    On Saturday June 5, 2010, AMTK #7 had units 181 and 182.
  16. Crossing the South Fork,Skykomish River

    Crossing the South Fork,Skykomish River

    AMTK 94 with the EMPIRE BUILDER,crosses the South Fork,Skykomish River west of Skykomish,WA as it heads for Seattle,about 80 miles ahead.
  17. Amtrak 1008 ready to highball Edmonds, WA

    Amtrak 1008 ready to highball Edmonds, WA

    On Friday evening, Jan 29, 2010, the eastbound Empire Builder is about to depart Edmonds, WA.
  18. Edmonds M.P.-18

    Edmonds M.P.-18

    Amtrak the Empire builder 4 1/2 hrs.late about to pass the goldbar turn waiting on main two, into Edmonds Wa. southbound.
  19. Westbound,just passing thru

    Westbound,just passing thru

    AMTK 188 leads the westbound "EMPIRE BUILDER" thru Mukilteo,WA as it makes its way to the end of its westbound run at Seattle,WA 28 miles and two station stops ahead.
  20. Galley

    Galley

    The galley below the dining car on the Empire Builder.



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