Ep.10 – US Railway Travelogue

Episode 10 is the fifth and final part of the Portland to Chicago leg of Tim Davies’ journey.  Tim is travelling across the USA on the iconic Amtrak trains.  This leg is on the Empire Builder train, and this episode sees him covering ground from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois.  The next leg of his journey will be on the California Zephyr in future episodes.

10 1 Amtrak Western Routes
Map showing Amtrak’s western routes, the Empire Builder along the top. Credit: Amtrak.
10 2 Empire Builder Menu.jpg
Logo of the Empire Builder – as seen on one of the Dining Car Menus. Credit: Tim Davies.
10 3 Route of the Empire Builder
Map showing route of the Empire Builder. Credit: Amtrak.

These are some of the sights and images captured along the route covered in this episode of the US Railway Travelogue.

10 4 Miller_BreweryBy Spaluch1 licenced CC BY 3.0
The Miller Brewery in Milwaukee. Credit: Spaluch1CC BY 3.0
10 5 Menomonee_Riverby Sulfur licenced CC BY SA 3 0
The Menomonee River in Milwaukee. Credit: SulfurCC BY-SA 3.0
10 6 Allen Bradley Clock.jpg
The Allen Bradley Clock – the faces are 21 feet in diameter and the building now houses Rockwell Automation. Credit: Tim Davies.
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The industrial outskirts of Milwaukee, going east. Credit: Tim Davies.
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Thirty minutes west of Glenview – back to the fields and farming. Credit: Tim Davies.
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The harvest is in – as we approach Glenview. Credit: Tim Davies.
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Glenview Station, opened in 1995. Credit: Tim Davies.
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Cars awaiting the returning travellers at Glenview Station. Credit: Tim Davies.

And so, we arrive at Chicago.

10 12 Chicago_Sears_Tower by Daniel Schwen licenced CC BY-SA 4 0
The Willis (Sears) Tower. Credit: Daniel SchwenCC BY-SA 4.0
10 13 Chicago_(7) by Basil D Soufi CC BY-SA 3 0
The Willis (Sears) Tower, looking down from the glass balcony. Credit: Basil D Soufi, CC BY-SA 3.0
10 14 Willis Tower SkyDeck_Sunset by Hagennos CC BY-SA 4 0
Looking back at the way we came – sunset from the Willis Tower. Credit: HagennosCC BY-SA 4.0
10 15 Wrigley_Field_on_July_24,_2015 by Jason Hernandez CC BY-SA 4 0
Wrigley Field – Chicago’s home of baseball. Credit: Jason HernandezCC BY-SA 4.0
10 16 Chicago_River_6 by OmidGul CC-BY-SA 4 0
The Chicago River. Credit: OmidGulCC BY-SA 4.0
10 17 The_Milwaukee_Road-Rosalia by Greg L CC BY-SA 3 0
The end of the road – the route between Milwaukee and Chicago is otherwise known as The Milwaukee Road. Credit: Greg LCC BY-SA 3.0
10 18 Chicago Union Station.jpg
The end of the road for this leg – Chicago Union Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
10 19 Chicago Union Station.jpg
Chicago Union Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
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The stairs at Chicago Union station. Credit: Tim Davies.
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The lamps at Chicago Union station. Credit: Tim Davies.
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The Great Hall at Chicago Union station – very grand for a waiting room. Credit: Tim Davies.

Music credits:

Theme: “Steam Railway”, AK012, Composer: Kimber-McTiffen; Track Number 1, Royalty Free from “The Special Interest Video Selection“; (AKM Music);

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