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.
Map showing Amtrak’s western routes, the Empire Builder along the top. Credit: Amtrak.
Logo of the Empire Builder – as seen on one of the Dining Car Menus. Credit: Tim Davies.
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.
The Miller Brewery in Milwaukee. Credit: Spaluch1, CC BY 3.0
The Menomonee River in Milwaukee. Credit: Sulfur, CC BY-SA 3.0
The Allen Bradley Clock – the faces are 21 feet in diameter and the building now houses Rockwell Automation. Credit: Tim Davies.
The industrial outskirts of Milwaukee, going east. Credit: Tim Davies.
Thirty minutes west of Glenview – back to the fields and farming. Credit: Tim Davies.
The harvest is in – as we approach Glenview. Credit: Tim Davies.
Glenview Station, opened in 1995. Credit: Tim Davies.
Cars awaiting the returning travellers at Glenview Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
And so, we arrive at
The Willis (Sears) Tower. Credit: Daniel Schwen, CC BY-SA 4.0
The Willis (Sears) Tower, looking down from the glass balcony. Credit: Basil D Soufi, CC BY-SA 3.0
Looking back at the way we came – sunset from the Willis Tower. Credit: Hagennos, CC BY-SA 4.0
Wrigley Field – Chicago’s home of baseball. Credit: Jason Hernandez, CC BY-SA 4.0
The Chicago River. Credit: OmidGul, CC BY-SA 4.0
The end of the road – the route between Milwaukee and Chicago is otherwise known as The Milwaukee Road. Credit: Greg L, CC BY-SA 3.0
The end of the road for this leg – Chicago Union Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Chicago Union Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
The stairs at Chicago Union station. Credit: Tim Davies.
The lamps at Chicago Union station. Credit: Tim Davies.
The Great Hall at Chicago Union station – very grand for a waiting room. Credit: Tim Davies.
Theme: “Steam Railway”, AK012, Composer: Kimber-McTiffen; Track Number 1, Royalty Free from “
The Special Interest Video Selection“; (AKM Music);