Amtrak P42DC No. 1 waits to pull the Empire Builder out of Portland Union Station on a July 1999 afternoon. Known as the “baby Builder” due to its four-car consist, No. 28 will connect with the Seattle section in the middle of the night in Spokane, Washington.
It will offers its passengers a scenic ride along the Columbia River not long after leaving Portland.
Parked behind the Empire Builder on the same track is a Talgo train used in Portland-Seattle Cascades service.
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