Photos : AMTK162

Amtrak #162 was trailing on train P097-24 and it had some writing below the Engineer's cab window, it was a message about an Amtrak engineer. Michael Kempf was the engineer of train P091 on the early morning of Sunday February 4th, 2018. The train was involved in a head on collision that morning just outside of Columbia, SC, both the engineer, Micahel Kempf, and conductor, Micahel Cella, passed away as a result of the accident. From my knowledge, this is only below the engineer's cab window and it is something I have never seen before on an Amtrak unit. May the memory of Michael Kempf live on.
Fort Lauderdale, FL