Tag: Amtrak

  • Trio of Late Amtrak trains

    Trio of Late Amtrak trains

    My exploits capturing a series of late Amtrak trains in late June and early July of 2020

  • Writing my Congressman

    Writing my Congressman

    It’s been a while since I’ve been truly politically active. My political energy has lately been focused on the restoration and preservation of the Amtrak station (originally Santa Fe) in Lawrence.

  • Recent Railfan Photography

    Recent Railfan Photography

    Okay, it’s been a while, but I have taken a few trips railfanning lately.

  • Not the usual station

    Not the usual station

    On a normal day, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief stops at the station in Lawrence. However, it is not the station seen in the featured image above.

  • Amtrak Heritage Sweep

    Amtrak Heritage Sweep

    In 2011, Amtrak painted a group of locomotives in special 40th Anniversary paint schemes resembling the different paint schemes on its locomotives. As a Depot Redux volunteer, I usually greet the Amtrak train on Saturday mornings. I’ve kept a lookout for the heritage units as well. Within a year’s time, I had seen every one…

  • Officers’ special

    Officers’ special

    Today, Amtrak had an officers’ special to bring awareness of the Southwest Chief (and the possibility of it being forced to re-route if funding to upgrade and maintain the line between Newton and Albuquerque cannot be found)

  • Snow Trains

    Snow Trains

    ‘Twas the Monday before Christmas and activity on the Union Pacific was blowing through the snow-covered landscape. There’s also a late Amtrak 4.

  • Situational Awareness

    This morning (as with most Saturday mornings) I got up at 4:30 to open the Lawrence Amtrak station.

  • November already?

    November already?

    For being without a day job, it seems I’ve been rather busy…. October brought a pair of “Special” Amtrak trains, and a new interchange on K-7 in Johnson County.