Winona, Minnesota, is one of many typical stations served by Amtrak’s Chicago-Seattle/Portland Empire Builder. And yet it isn’t because it is a crew change point.
The crew that boards to go eastbound always goes on duty in the daylight because No. 8 is scheduled into Winona in late morning.
Depending on the time of year, the crew that boards No. 7 to take it further westward, may or may not see daylight.
In this series of images, it is May 2014 and the new operating crew is getting on in darkness.
At the invitation of my sleeping car attendant, I decided to step off in Winona and make a few images to capture a nighttime station stop.
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