March 21, 2018 – The conductor on Amtrak 390…

March 21, 2018 – The conductor on Amtrak 390 prepares to throw/check the switch to move the north bound Saluki onto the track next to the platform at Carbondale, Illinois to pickup it’s first passengers for the trip to Chicago. – #jimstrainphotos #illinoisrailroads #trains #nikond800 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #amtrak #passengertrain

Amtrak 391 Conductor at Carbondale, IL

February 24, 2018 – The rain pours from the sky as the conductor from Amtrak 391, The Saluki, stands beside his train at Carbondale, Illinois after arriving from Chicago via the CN Centralia Subdivision. One of the hardest things about shooting in the rain or other bad weather is just getting out the door! Many times it’s really worth it though! I always keep a golf umbrella in my SUV for times like this!

October 1, 2015 – Norfolk Southern’s 9571 heads up the American Association of Private Railway Car Owners passenger train special…

October 1, 2015 – Norfolk Southern’s 9571 heads up the American Association of Private Railway Car Owners passenger train special with AMTRAK engines 156 and 154, as it heads west through Hatfield Junction just east of Oakland City, Indiana. The train left Louisville on the former Southern Railway’s St. Louis line and crossed the Ohio River, traveling through scenic southern Indiana and Illinois arriving at their convention destination in St. Louis, Missouri. – Tech Info: 1/400sec | f/5 | ISO 320 | Lens: Sigma 24-70 @ 32mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

December 9, 2017 – Amtrak train 391, the Saluki…

December 9, 2017 – Amtrak train 391, the Saluki, sits at the station in Carbondale, Illinois after returning from Chicago with a load of passengers with Amtrak 52 leading. This train is usually single level equipment but due to the Polar Express train in Chicago running during the holidays this train was robbed of its single level cars.

Amtrak train 360, the Saluki, pulls into the station at Carbondale, Illinois

December 6, 2017 – Amtrak train 360, the Saluki, pulls into the station at Carbondale, Illinois with a relatively new Siemens Charger SC-44 locomotive 4618 as power for the trip to Chicago.The SC-44 came off the assembly line on November 16, 2017.

December 6, 2017 – Day 37– iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – All Aboard

December 6, 2017 – Day 36 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – All Aboard – Today’s photo is one of many from my trip to Chicago, Illinois today. I made a point on this trip to challenge myself to do a series of photographs called “My view from Amtrak 360” which I shared a link to here on my Facebook page yesterday, if you’d like to see more from the trip. All were shot with the iPhone 7 Plus. #iphone7plus #iphonephotography #jimpearsonphotography