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Photos Taken On Amtrak's Vermonter
I took some roster photos on the platform shortly before departing Washington, DC. Parked on a nearby track is ACS-64 #615. These units are currently
being built by Siemens in Sacramento, CA and are replacements for the AEM-7's. Amtrak will be getting a total of 70 of these electric units.
This switcher may be the oldest locomotive on Amtrak today, it's EMD SW-1 #737 and was originally built for the New York Central in 1942!
Amtrak Train #56 - The Vermonter with AEM-7AC #945 for power as seen a few minutes before departing Washington for New York and onto Vermont!
A Virginia Railway Express commuter train at Union Station seen shortly after departing there.
Some MARC commuter trains at Union Station.
Amtrak's maintenance facility at Ivy City in Washington, DC.
Some Amfleet I equipment with some Superliners hidden behind, at Ivy City.
GE P42DC #116 with some other power at Ivy City.
Now arriving at the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Station.
Welcome to Baltimore, MD!
At Havre De Grace, MD we pass over the Susquehanna River. The bridge in the background carries US Highway 40 also known as the Pulaski Highway.
On the other side of the Susquehanna, we are now in Perryville, MD. Nice riverfront condos!!!
Passing Acela Express Train #2173 at Wilmington, DE.
Coming into Philadelphia, PA. Amtrak had a work train in the area and the stadium in background to the right of the photo is
Franklin Field which is part of the University Of Pennsylvania.
A view inside Philadelphia's 30th Street Station as seen from the train.
Penn Coach Yard, which was rather empty today, save for a couple Amfleet I cars in the far right of this photo.
Crossing the Schuylkill River.
Now crossing the Delaware River, leaving the Keystone State Of Pennsylvania and entering the Garden State Of New Jersey. The sign on that bridge
says it all "Trenton Makes, The World Takes". There are actually 2 bridges in this photo, the closer one carries US Highway 1 and the one in the
distance with the signage on it carries Bridge Street.
Amtrak Keystone Service Train #643 stopped at Trenton, NJ with AEM-7AC #938 for power.
Crossing the Raritan River at New Brunswick, NJ.
Passing a New Jersey Transit Commuter train at Rahway, NJ.
Another New Jersey Transit Commuter train, this time at Newark, NJ.
Crossing the Passaic River, having just departed Newark.
Crossing the Hackensack River at Kearny, NJ with Interstate 95 on the bridge in the background.
The beautiful One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, we're getting close to the Big Apple!!!
North Bergen, NJ, closing in on the Hudson River tunnel that will bring the train into New York City with the next stop at Penn Station! The two tracks
in this photo are part of the old Northern Railroad of New Jersey and today make up an active mainline that ties into the CSX River Sub north of here.
Special thanks to for info on this photo.
Welcome To The Big Apple! This would be my stop on this leg of the trip, New York's Penn Station!!!
Because this train operates in push-pull mode once it gets off the Northeast Corridor at New Haven, CT, this Control Coach is situated on one end of the
train and a P42DC will be on the other end to provide power. This car is a former Budd Pennsylvania Metroliner car.
I love signs like this! You are at Pennsylvania Station - New York!
A wide-angle view of the Departure Board at New York Penn Station, this is one busy place!!!
The Hotel Pennsylvania, located across the street from Penn Station.