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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:6/1/1976 - 12/29/2014
Album Info:Amtrak trains systemwide.
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Black Diamond
Title:  Black Diamond
Description:  Not really Amtrak, but I dont have anywhere else it would fit. This is a shot of a streamlined LV Pacific at Bethlehem, I believe in the 1940s. It was given to me by a friend years ago. He has since passed on, and I do not have any more detail. The location is, however, obvious, as the Reading bridge can be seen in the background.
Photo Date:  7/1/1940  Upload Date: 12/4/2014 3:29:53 AM
Location:  Bethlehem, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  352   Comments: 0
Es on the Central
Title:  Es on the Central
Description:  I rode the Niagara Rainbow to Schenectady, then served not by the station in use today, but by one Amtrak called Colonie-Schenectady, which was not near anything. After getting off, I was able to get a dark side shot of the train, led by the then typical pair of E's.
Photo Date:  12/26/1977  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:26:18 AM
Location:  Colonie, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 425(E9A)
Views:  149   Comments: 1
Lake Shore
Title:  Lake Shore
Description:  A three hour late Lake Shore Limited rolls into the Albany Renssalaer station behind an SDP40F/E 9B combination. I lived in NY City, which was electrified territory, and mostly saw FL 9s and electric motors, with an occasional E unit if I got to Harmon. The SDP40F was a treat, and this was the first one I had seen. The power was pulled here, probably so it could be serviced and sent back west. I dont recall what the train got-I think Es, though it could have been FL 9s, which sometimes ran to Albany.
Photo Date:  12/26/1977  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:34:56 AM
Location:  Renssalaer, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 543(SDP40F)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
Steamed
Title:  Steamed
Description:  An E 8 on the ready track at Albany Renssalaer is shrouded in steam, not uncommon in this era. Steam heated cars were still the norm in this hand me down era of Amtrak, and it was really cold that day, so they were cranking the steam generators full tilt.
Photo Date:  12/26/1977  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:40:04 AM
Location:  Renssalaer, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  111   Comments: 1
Nice style
Title:  Nice style
Description:  The Niagara Rainbow was a long distance train, running from Grand Central to Detroit via the Canada Southern from Buffalo, a total of 676 miles. It had a full diner, and also this observation car, seen pulling away at the Colonie-Schenectady station, which was at MP 151.5, about 5 miles short of downtown Schenectady.
Photo Date:  12/26/1977  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:42:56 AM
Location:  Colonie, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  99   Comments: 1
Wrong side
Title:  Wrong side
Description:  An eastbound Amtrak train is on the westbound side of the station, probably due to a problem on the normal eastbound track, or due to maintenance.
Photo Date:  6/9/1978  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:48:12 AM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 966(E60)
Views:  116   Comments: 1
Es into the night
Title:  Es into the night
Description:  I rode the Broadway to Chicago in 1978. At the time, it was still on its traditional route from New York to Harrisburg via Zoo Tower in Philly, changing engines at Harrisburg. We had just completed the engine change, the Es now coupled up in place of GG 1 4932 which had brought the train in from New York. Now it was off into the Allegheny darkness as we tackled Horseshoe Curve and the moutain railroad that the ex Pennsy still was. We rounded Horseshoe around 2330, and got into Pitt around 0330. I was amazed at how much traffic there was on that line, everything from coal-lots of it-to general freight, to intermodal. Even in the chaos of Conrail start up, it was an amazing piece of railroading.
Photo Date:  8/14/1978  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:19:57 AM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 438(E8A)
Views:  153   Comments: 1
Old coach yard
Title:  Old coach yard
Description:  Amtak used the Santa Fe coach yard for its passenger equipment in Chicago, here seen from the inbound Broadway. The Santa Fe presence is readily apparent, even though its been seven years since they last used the facility. A couple of RS 3s and an ex Frisco GP 7 are working today.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/8/2016 4:41:57 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 120(RS3)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
Headed for the racetrack
Title:  Headed for the racetrack
Description:  A train headed out the former Q to Quincy gets a roll on as it accelerates out of Union Station behind a then new F 40. There must be a turbo issue, as it is spewing an awful lot of smoke for a relatively new unit. It will take the curve at Halstead St, and its off to the smoky races.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 3:59:50 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 282(F40PHR)
Views:  145   Comments: 2
First generation goodies
Title:  First generation goodies
Description:  Were passing the Chicago engine facility just outside Union Station, where first generation power is holding sway. A pair of Es, a GP 7 from the PC Valpo train, and an SW 1 shop switcher dominate the scene, quite typical of the time. Note the building in the background, the Continental Paper Grading Co. I had no idea my teachers were sending my term papers here to get graded. I thought they did it all themselves :-)
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/8/2016 4:58:50 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 412(E9A) AMTK 473(E9B) CR 8420(SW1) CR 5959(GP7)
Views:  346   Comments: 2
Bloody nose
Title:  Bloody nose
Description:  A red nosed E 8 and a couple of comrades are on a spur at the Chicago engine house, the red nose of Amtraks original paint scheme prominent.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/8/2016 5:02:26 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 447(E8A) AMTK 473(E9B) AMTK 412(E9A)
Views:  275   Comments: 1
Going under
Title:  Going under
Description:  One of Amtraks French design turbos rolls under Roosevelt Rd as it gets underway from Union Station on its way to St Louis. These trains were dedicated to the midwest, the trains in Empire Service in NY being of a different origin.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 3:56:31 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 65(Turboliner)
Views:  174   Comments: 1
Transition
Title:  Transition
Description:  There were many transitions being made in railroading at this time in history. One that did not involve corporate intrigue was this one, seen on the Southwest Chief leaving Union Station. The car directly under me, with the roofline that starts low and ends high, is an ex Santa Fe car, designed to allow movement from low level equipment to the former Santa Fe hi level cars, which were prominent features of travel in the west in these pre Superliner times.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:04:06 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  156   Comments: 2
Backing in
Title:  Backing in
Description:  An Amtrak GP 7 pushes the Southwest Limited into Union Station as a BN dinky rolls out for Aurora. Amtrak had several GPs here, of various heritage. This one is ex Frisco. How about that puzzle switch just ahead of #3??
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2016 4:47:06 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 761(GP7) AMTK 610(SDP40F) BN 9922(E9AM)
Views:  290   Comments: 1
Drifting back
Title:  Drifting back
Description:  Amtraks station switcher, and ex Frisco GP 7, rolls back into the darkness of Union Station as the Cal Zephyr heads for everywhere west. One thing this Cal Zephyr has that the original did not is the Santa Fe hi level cars, seen here right below me. They were a real treat to ride in, and had some of the best leg room of any coach I've ever spent any time in.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/8/2016 5:07:08 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 761(GP7)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
In and out
Title:  In and out
Description:  The action is heavy at the station throat. Ex UP 763 pushes the Southwest Chief into the station, as an ancient Conrail SW 1 pulls storage mail out of the Post Office for assingment to Amtrak trains.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:06:23 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 763(GP9) AMTK 516(SDP40F) AMTK 511(SDP40F) CR 8420(SW1)
Views:  319   Comments: 1
Busy place
Title:  Busy place
Description:  Amtrak 763 pushes the Southwest Chief into the station, as a Conrail SW works the Post Office. The SDP40Fs were common power on western trains, though they were being steadily replaced by F 40s. The SDP40Fs had problems on a couple of western roads, most notably SP, for tracking issues and derailments. The Santa Fe didnt seem to have these problems, however, and did not restrict them. ATSF had experience with this type power, as it had FP 45s on its passenger trains, and seemed to know how to run them without incident.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:10:00 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 763(GP9) AMTK 516(SDP40F) AMTK 511(SDP40F)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
French turbo
Title:  French turbo
Description:  One of Amtraks French design turbos heads out toward the GM&O as it rolls for St Louis. Amtrak used these sets on its midwest service to St Louis and Milwaukee.
Photo Date:  8/15/1978  Upload Date: 12/8/2016 5:14:11 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 65(Turboliner)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Es, Fs and washboards
Title:  Es, Fs and washboards
Description:  The engine tracks at New Haven have a couple of F 40s and a lone E 8 ready to take the parade of Boston trains east-this is long before the electrification to Boston. A group of old New Haven "washboards" so named for their fluted stainless side panels, and now in MOW service, adds a decidedly New Haven flavor to the scene.
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 12/8/2016 4:48:26 AM
Location:  New Haven, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 210(F40PH) AMTK 498(E8A)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Gotta be the New Haven
Title:  Gotta be the New Haven
Description:  The catenary gives it away. Im on the last car of a New Haven bound commuter train, catching this Boston bound Amtrak through the rear window as it overtakes us.
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 4:45:36 AM
Location:  New Haven, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 956(E60)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
Ready power
Title:  Ready power
Description:  A look at the ready tracks in New Haven shows a couple of units peculiar to the region. The E8 is one of two that worked the Shore Line in that period, the other being 499, The F 40s assigned region is given away by the "ghetto grilles" on the windshields. Rock throwers were prevalent along the Shore Line in those days.
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:56:55 AM
Location:  New Haven, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 210(F40PH) AMTK 498(E8A)
Views:  697   Comments: 2
E60 coming in for a change
Title:  E60 coming in for a change
Description:  A Boston bound train approaches the station in New Haven, where it will swap its E60 for an F40 to continue its run
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 3:08:10 AM
Location:  New Haven, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 962(E60)
Views:  436   Comments: 0
RDC 30
Title:  RDC 30
Description:  Amtrak still had some RDCs it used between New Haven and Springfield Mass in the late 70s. Heres one in the yard at New Haven
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 3:09:36 AM
Location:  New Haven, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 30(RDC2)
Views:  608   Comments: 0
Heritage showing
Title:  Heritage showing
Description:  An Amtrak RDC shows its ancestry as it waits to connect to a Northeast Corridor train at New Haven. Once it makes the connection, it will be on its way to Springfield Mass
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 8/29/2012 11:56:33 PM
Location:  New Haven, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 36(RDC2)
Views:  540   Comments: 3
Unsung hero
Title:  Unsung hero
Description:  The unsung heroes of Amtrak are the non passenger units. They power the work trains that help maintain the infrastructure, never getting the glory, but without them the railroad could not run as well as it does. This one is seen from a NJ Transit train at Elizabeth.
Photo Date:  6/8/1979  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:48:53 AM
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 773(GP7)
Views:  400   Comments: 0
E 60
Title:  E 60
Description:  An Amtrak E60 approaches Newark with a New York bound train
Photo Date:  6/8/1979  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 3:01:52 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 953(E60)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
Eastbound at Hunter
Title:  Eastbound at Hunter
Description:  A New York bound train passes Hunter Tower and under the ex LV as it approaches Newark Penn Station, as seen from a NY&LB train.
Photo Date:  6/8/1979  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 3:05:45 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 957(E60)
Views:  315   Comments: 0
Metroliner at the bumping post
Title:  Metroliner at the bumping post
Description:  Amtrak 880, one of the ex PRR Metroliners, waits for its departure to New York at the bumping post on track 14.
Photo Date:  7/30/1979  Upload Date: 12/29/2013 3:44:48 AM
Location:  Washington Union Station, DC
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 880(Electric M.U.)
Views:  336   Comments: 0
Stone in winter
Title:  Stone in winter
Description:  Track maintenance was a full time job on the Corridor, due to the constant pounding the track structure got on this high density railroad. Thus, we have a ballast train in action in December. It is on the run around track at Penn Station, waiting for a shot at the main track.
Photo Date:  12/14/1979  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 3:22:58 AM
Location:  Baltimore Penn Station, MD
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 782(GP7)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
Road power and an ancient switcher
Title:  Road power and an ancient switcher
Description:  An E60 is ready to head to Penn Station as an SW1 works the yard.
Photo Date:  7/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/29/2012 11:53:16 PM
Location:  Sunnyside Yard, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 740(SW1) AMTK 951(E60) NJT 4875(GG1)
Views:  537   Comments: 0
Corridor train
Title:  Corridor train
Description:  An E 60 leads a short NE Corridor past the PATH platforms at Harrison en route to Penn Station in New York.
Photo Date:  7/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/29/2012 11:54:29 PM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 956(E60)
Views:  325   Comments: 1
Amtrak E 60 at Harrison NJ
Title:  Amtrak E 60 at Harrison NJ
Description:  Amtrak 970 leads a NE Corridor train through the PATH station at Harrison NJ headed for NY. Note the Raritan train off the CNJ coming up on the far left.
Photo Date:  7/1/1980  Upload Date: 2/14/2011 11:29:29 PM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 970(E60)
Views:  376   Comments: 1
Good variety
Title:  Good variety
Description:  Im passing Amtraks Bear, Del shop on the southbound Crescent, where anything and everything is in attendance. We see a couple of F 40s, Es, two GG 1s and an E 60. All we need is an SDP40 and a Pooch to complete the picture.
Photo Date:  8/4/1980  Upload Date: 12/8/2016 4:55:14 AM
Location:  Bear, DE
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 325(F40PHR) AMTK 425(E9A) AMTK 420(E9A) AMTK 4906(GG1)
Views:  398   Comments: 1
Late night deep in Virginia
Title:  Late night deep in Virginia
Description:  The Crescent makes its stop at the small station in Monroe as seen from the Dutch door-remember those??-late in the evening as a northbound Southern freight waits beyond the station.
Photo Date:  8/5/1980  Upload Date: 11/10/2016 1:52:49 PM
Location:  Monroe, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  73   Comments: 0
Last lap
Title:  Last lap
Description:  A New York bound train rolls past the PATH station at Harrison in the rain, charging to the tunnel on the last lap of its trip up the Corridor. A PATH train approaches at far left.
Photo Date:  8/21/1980  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 3:30:45 AM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 967(E60)
Views:  121   Comments: 1
MOW power at Hunter tower
Title:  MOW power at Hunter tower
Description:  An RS 3 on wire train duty sits at Hunter tower waiting for the next call
Photo Date:  1/22/1981  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 2:25:26 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 142(RS3)
Views:  412   Comments: 0
Turbo
Title:  Turbo
Description:  Back before their controversial rebuild and subsequent scrapping, the turbos were a familiar sight on Amtrak Empire Service trains. Heres one that has just arrived at Grand Central.
Photo Date:  4/20/1981  Upload Date: 1/13/2013 3:16:34 AM
Location:  New York Grand Central, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  293   Comments: 0
Headed for DC
Title:  Headed for DC
Description:  An Amtrak train behind an E60 makes its station stop at Newark.
Photo Date:  4/20/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 2:46:42 AM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 961(E60)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
Amtrak E 60 at Rahway NJ
Title:  Amtrak E 60 at Rahway NJ
Description:  E 60 967 at Rahway NJ with one of the Florida trains
Photo Date:  4/21/1981  Upload Date: 2/14/2011 11:31:51 PM
Location:  Rahway, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 967(E60)
Views:  289   Comments: 0
Turbo
Title:  Turbo
Description:  I had just gotten off this train at Hudson, and was able to grab a shot as it pulled away toward Albany. The turbo trains would be the backbone of the Empire Service for the next two decades, and later become a subject of controversy between Amtrak and the state of New York
Photo Date:  6/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 2:44:11 AM
Location:  Hudson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 150(Turboliner)
Views:  420   Comments: 1
Headed for DC
Title:  Headed for DC
Description:  A corridor train makes its stop at Newark, and will soon be speeding toward Washington.
Photo Date:  7/20/1981  Upload Date: 6/26/2014 2:43:08 AM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 910(AEM7)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Crew on
Title:  Crew on
Description:  A crew member climbs up onto the engine as it waits at Newark. Note the "traditional" garb of the engineer.
Photo Date:  7/20/1981  Upload Date: 6/26/2014 2:46:06 AM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 951(E60)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
Peeking out
Title:  Peeking out
Description:  The power of a Clocker pokes out of the Newark train shed as it takes on passengers while the engineer watches.
Photo Date:  7/20/1981  Upload Date: 6/26/2014 2:48:23 AM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 974(E60)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Montrealer heads north
Title:  Montrealer heads north
Description:  The Montrealer leaves White River Jct on its way to a mid morning arrival in its namesake city behind the workhorse of the 1980s, a pair of F40PHs. Note the two paint schemes
Photo Date:  8/8/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 2:56:12 AM
Location:  White River Jct., VT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 208(F40PH) AMTK 308(F40PH)
Views:  336   Comments: 0
Montrealer in the early morning
Title:  Montrealer in the early morning
Description:  Amtraks Montrealer at the distinctive White River Jct station doing its station work.
Photo Date:  8/8/1981  Upload Date: 5/29/2011 2:31:44 AM
Location:  White River Junction, VT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 208(F40PH) AMTK 308(F40PH)
Views:  447   Comments: 0
Motor pit
Title:  Motor pit
Description:  It was occasionally interesting to take a ride over to Sunnyside yard in Queens. Often there would be power parked within photo distance of one of the several street viaducts. Today I caught an Amtrak E 60. This view also shows the expanse of Sunnyside yard, at one time the largest passenger yard in the world. Note the ex PRR tower controlling yard trackage in the distance.
Photo Date:  5/23/1982  Upload Date: 3/3/2013 3:12:41 AM
Location:  Sunnyside Yard, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 957(E60)
Views:  414   Comments: 0
Train 35
Title:  Train 35
Description:  Amtrak train 35, the Desert Wind, arrives at Barstow for its station stop. It will soon cross Cajon Pass and enter the LA basin. Trains 35 and 36 were connections off 5 and 6 at Ogden, running on UP's LA&SL line to Los Angeles.
Photo Date:  8/21/1982  Upload Date: 3/17/2013 3:34:42 AM
Location:  Barstow, CA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 221(F40PH)
Views:  408   Comments: 1
The Desert Wind
Title:  The Desert Wind
Description:  Amtraks Desert Wind stops at Las Vegas. The station at the time was the Union Plaza Hotel, owned by UP. The train arrived at 1900, 25 minutes early, and was scheduled out at 1945. Passengers were allowed to play at the casino, with the warning to be back on the train or get left behind!!
Photo Date:  8/21/1982  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 3:04:36 AM
Location:  Las Vegas, NV
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  285   Comments: 0
Amtrak 249
Title:  Amtrak 249
Description:  Amtrak leads train 364 the Blue Water Limited, into Michigan Citys other station on its way to Port Huron. At the time, there was no through train to Canada, so you had to get off at Port Huron and find your own way across the border. It could get interesting.
Photo Date:  8/26/1982  Upload Date: 3/24/2013 3:42:34 AM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 249(F40PHR)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
Amtrak east
Title:  Amtrak east
Description:  Amtrak AEM7 leads a Boston bound train past Conrails Oak Point yard
Photo Date:  3/8/1983  Upload Date: 10/30/2013 1:43:30 AM
Location:  Bronx, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 932(AEM7)
Views:  329   Comments: 0


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