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Amtrak Fall Foliage Two for Tuesday

October 25, 2022

I’ve been focusing on seeking trains and fall foliage in the past couple of weeks because we are in the peak color period of October.

Last Sunday I made a trip to the Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern to find autumn colors. Here are a couple images of Amtrak and fall color.

In the top image, the westbound Capitol Limited is nearly on time as it charges through Chesterton, Indiana. The train had six Superliner cars, which was one more than its usual five. The sixth car was a transition sleeper on the rear.

On the point is a lone P42DC, which also is the norm for Nos. 29 and 30.

In the bottom image, the westbound Blue Water passes a colorful stand of trees in Porter, Indiana. Train 365 originates in Port Huron, Michigan, and runs with a locomotive on each end to avoid having to turn the train in Port Huron.

The consist is six Horizon fleet cars, including a food service car. The motive power is an SC-44 Charger, which has become the standard motive power for Midwest corridor trains.

No. 365 It is on Amtrak-owned trackage and the signal visible on the left protects the junction with the NS Chicago Line at the CP 482 interlocking plant.

The signal also marks the end of Amtrak ownership of the line, which extends from Porter to Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is the longest stretch of Amtrak-owned trackage outside the Northeast Corridor.

The heritage of this track is Michigan Central. Amtrak’s Chicago-Detroit (Pontiac) Wolverine Service trains also use these tracks.

Railfaning Day Set in Chesterton

July 22, 2016

The Blackhawk Railway Historical Society┬áis sponsoring a railfan open house and photo shoot from noon until 4 p.m. (CDT) on Sunday, August 7 that will be hosted by Riley’s Railhouse at 123 North Fourth Street in Chesterton, Indiana. along the Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern.
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This activity is free with no reservations required and no donations expected. If you haven’t seen what the Riley’s have done with this 1914-vintage New York Central freight house in Chesterton, this is your opportunity.