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Photos Taken Along The Route Of Amtrak's Southwest Chief
The trainset that was Amtrak Wolverine Service Train #351 sitting in the coach yard shortly after the Southwest Chief departed Chicago.
Now arriving at Naperville, IL, a station that also serves Metra commuter trains.
Passing a grain facility somewhere west of Naperville, America is starting to spread out!
A BNSF local train at Mendota, IL with EMD GP39-2R #2892 handling the duties.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 2-8-2 Mikado #4978 on display at Mendota Station.
This engine was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1923.
A common scene along this route, lots of farmland in northwestern Illinois.
Superliner I Sleeping Car #32009 - The "George M. Pullman" which was my sleeping car on this trip.
This photo was taken in Galesburg, IL just before sunset.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief at Galesburg, IL during a quick stop.
The Amtrak Station in Galesburg, IL.
A BNSF yard in Galesburg in the distance while the Southwest Chief switches tracks.
Crossing over the Mississippi River at sunset into the State Of Iowa for the next stop at Fort Madison.
It's time for dinner, to get things started, here is the dinner salad and roll with a Diet Pepsi!
The main course, consisting of the Amtrak Signature Steak with Rice Pilaf and a Baked Potato, all the food was delicious as the
famous railroad song "The Chattanooga Choo Choo" says "Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer"! Now let's head to La Plata!