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By:TS _Illinois
Dates:7/1/1978 - 8/12/1989
Album Info:A few Amtrak photos from here and there spanning the 80s. Hope to be adding more soon...
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The National Ltd
Title:  The National Ltd
Description:  My first ever photo of an Amtrak train. My only photo of an Amtrak E-unit. And my only shot of The National Ltd which would be discontinued a little more than a year after this photo was taken. The vantage point for this shot was in the lead cab of a Conrail freight that had stopped in Caseyville, IL to let the passenger train go by. The date is uncertain - I only know for sure that it was the Summer of 78.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/18/2012 3:38:34 PM
Location:  Caseyville, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  InCab,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 430(E9A)
Views:  315   Comments: 1
Amtrak 505
Title:  Amtrak 505
Description:  Amtrak 505 looks a little worse for wear as it leads the eastbound Sothwest Ltd. over the Mississippi River at Ft. Madison, Iowa -- Chicago bound.
Photo Date:  7/12/1980  Upload Date: 6/14/2011 12:02:46 AM
Location:  Fort Madison, IA
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 505(SDP40F)
Views:  711   Comments: 0
Amtrak 291
Title:  Amtrak 291
Description:  The Southwest Limited pulls into the station at Galesburg, IL.
Photo Date:  12/29/1980  Upload Date: 6/17/2011 10:18:07 AM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 291(F40PHR)
Views:  430   Comments: 0
Amtrak 274
Title:  Amtrak 274
Description:  Amtraks Fort Pitt rolls through Sand Patch, PA on a sunny January morning in 82.
Photo Date:  1/4/1982  Upload Date: 11/22/2011 12:07:13 AM
Location:  Sand Patch, PA
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Winter,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 274(F40PH)
Views:  466   Comments: 0
Broadway Ltd. in the snow
Title:  Broadway Ltd. in the snow
Description:  Snowing far too hard to read the number boards, but that is the Broadway Limited rounding Horseshoe Curve.
Photo Date:  1/5/1982  Upload Date: 6/14/2011 12:06:34 AM
Location:  Horseshoe Curve, PA
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Winter,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 386(F40PHR)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
Amtrak 366
Title:  Amtrak 366
Description:  The northbound Ann Rutledge crosses the Wood River bridge in Alton, IL.
Photo Date:  3/24/1982  Upload Date: 11/22/2011 12:12:29 AM
Location:  Alton, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 366(F40PHR)
Views:  438   Comments: 0
The St. Louis Mule
Title:  The St. Louis Mule
Description:  #290 leads the Amtrak St. Louis Mule from Kansas City around the bend just prior to its station stop in Kiriwood, MO.
Photo Date:  1/23/1983  Upload Date: 6/17/2011 10:20:49 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Winter,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 290(F40PHR)
Views:  344   Comments: 0
Amtrak test train
Title:  Amtrak test train
Description:  Hoping to take advantage of the anticipated increase in passenger flow heading to the 1984 Worlds Fair in New Orleans, Amtrak hatched a plan to connect its Kansas City/St. Louis traffic to the southbound City of New Orleans. To accomplish this, a short run was needed between St, Louis and the IC main in south-central Illinois. Two potential routes were evaluated: the Southern, which would catch the CoNO in Centralia; and IC which would intercept in DoQuoin. Here, one of the evaluation trains checks out the IC line through Belleville. Eventually, however, the Southern route was selected, and the resultant River Cities would ply the rails from April 1984 until November 1993.
Photo Date:  3/17/1983  Upload Date: 5/18/2012 3:23:29 PM
Location:  Belleville, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 370(F40PHR)
Views:  494   Comments: 0
Turbo Liner 159
Title:  Turbo Liner 159
Description:  Confess I cant remember which train this was, but the Rohr Turbo looks good at this late afternoon station stop in Rennsalaer, NY.
Photo Date:  6/16/1984  Upload Date: 6/14/2011 12:09:46 AM
Location:  Rennsalaer, NY
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 159(Turboliner)
Views:  1046   Comments: 0
Amtrak 341
Title:  Amtrak 341
Description:  The Lake Shore Ltd. makes a Sunday stop in Rennsalaer, NY.
Photo Date:  6/17/1984  Upload Date: 6/14/2011 12:12:14 AM
Location:  Rennsalaer, NY
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 341(F40PH)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
AMT 486
Title:  AMT 486
Description:  Not a great shot, but the only one I have of an FL9. I remember thinking how cool it was to catch one of these as, surely, it wouldnt be around much longer. Shows what I knew...
Photo Date:  6/17/1984  Upload Date: 6/12/2012 12:29:44 PM
Location:  Hudson, NY
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 486(FL9)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
Westbound Pennsylvanian
Title:  Westbound Pennsylvanian
Description:  Having just rounded Horseshoe Curve, 267 works The Pennsylvanian upgrade toward MG Tower and points west.
Photo Date:  6/18/1984  Upload Date: 6/12/2012 12:34:47 PM
Location:  Horseshoe Curve, PA
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 267(F40PHR)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
California Zephyr
Title:  California Zephyr
Description:  Amtrak 285 and 232 hit the tunnel at East Portal with the westbound Cal Zephyr.
Photo Date:  8/14/1985  Upload Date: 6/14/2011 12:15:06 AM
Location:  East Portal, CO
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Tunnel,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 285(F40PHR) AMTK 232(F40PHR)
Views:  390   Comments: 0
Unexpected Superliners
Title:  Unexpected Superliners
Description:  I know this was either the Ann Rutledge or the St. Louis Mule, but neither of those trains ran with anything but cram-fleet equipment -- except on this fine Fall day in 86. It may have been a special Thansgiving weekend football consist...
Photo Date:  11/28/1986  Upload Date: 5/18/2012 3:45:02 PM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 259(F40PHR)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
Amtrak 359
Title:  Amtrak 359
Description:  Amtrak 359 leads #6 into Buda, IL.
Photo Date:  6/11/1988  Upload Date: 6/14/2011 12:18:20 AM
Location:  Buda, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 359(F40PH)
Views:  388   Comments: 2
AMT 205
Title:  AMT 205
Description:  Having taken on the (very few) St. Louis bound passengers from the n/b City of New Orleans, the w/b River Cities departs Centralia with its usual consist.
Photo Date:  8/12/1989  Upload Date: 6/12/2012 12:39:49 PM
Location:  Centralia, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 205(F40PH)
Views:  834   Comments: 0
City of New Orleans
Title:  City of New Orleans
Description:  AMT 335 makes an early morning departure from Centralia with the northbound City of New Orleans.
Photo Date:  8/12/1989  Upload Date: 6/12/2012 12:47:05 PM
Location:  Centralia, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 335(F40PH)
Views:  626   Comments: 1


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