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Photos Taken Along The Route Of Amtrak's Empire Service
Arriving in Poughkeepsie shortly before sunrise, the bridge in the foreground is the former New Haven Maybrook Line bridge that is now the
"Walkway Over The Hudson" State Historic Park. I walked over that bridge in 2011, which provides great views of the mighty Hudson River!
Behind that bridge is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson road bridge.
A small departure board on the platform at Poughkeepsie tells of upcoming trains while the Mid-Hudson Bridge is seen in the background.
On Metro-North, these signs are at every station showing the city you've arrived at, similar to signs Amtrak uses at their stations.
Passing by a freight over on the CSX River Subdivision near Barnegat, NY, now out of Poughkeepsie.
The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, seen shortly after sunrise.
The beautiful Bear Mountain Bridge which carry highways U.S. 6 and 202 over Hudson, just northwest of Peekskill
and is located near Bear Mountain State Park.
The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan, NY just south of Peekskill.
Looking out at the Hudson from Oscawana Park in Croton-On-Hudson, NY.
Now passing through Metro-North's yard at Croton-On-Hudson where several light-rail cars were parked.
The Metro-North Harmon Diesel & Electric Shops which are the former New York Central Harmon Shops. It was at this area near the Croton-Harmon
Station, that the New York Central would switch out the electric locomotive that pulled the 20th Century Limited up from Grand Central Terminal with
a steam locomotive for the rest of the trip to Chicago.
Another view of the Harmon Shops with EMD GP35R #101 in the background.
More Metro-North electric light-rail cars, having now just departed the Croton-Harmon Station.
Looking out at Croton Point Park.
The Tappan Zee Bridge which carries the New York State Thruway (I-87) over the Hudson as seen from Tarrytown, NY.
The construction equipment is there because a new Tappan Zee Bridge is being built next to it.
Some serious construction under way for the new Tappan Zee Bridge!
Although there's not much there, looking across the Hudson, we now see the Garden State of New Jersey!!!
Some luxury apartments in Yonkers, NY.
The Yonkers Pier at the end of Main Street in the City of Yonkers.
Crossing over the bridge at Spuyten Duyvil, NY just past CP-12 where we'll now be operating on Amtrak trackage to Penn Station.
The Metro-North line that turns east before this bridge goes onto Grand Central Terminal.
One of many Hudson River freighter boats that run up and down the river each day with some large buildings in Englewood Cliffs, NJ in the background.
The George Washington Bridge which carries I-95 and U.S. 9 from Fort Lee, NJ to New York City.
Welcome to Pennsylvania Station - New York!
Amtrak Empire Service Train #250 having now arrived at New York's Penn Station with GE P32AC-DM for power.
Amtrak Northeast Regional Train #155 with AEM-7AC #916 sitting on an adjoining track. The AEM-7's are in the process of being replaced
by Siemens ACS-64's which are being built in Sacramento, CA.
Amfleet I Coach #82980 which was my "chariot" here from Albany! This car was built by Budd in May 1976 for Amtrak as a Cafe Car and was
converted to a Coach using American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Economic Stimulus) Funds in 2011.
A view of Penn Station from 7th Avenue in Manhattan. Penn Station is located in the basement of Madison Square Garden.
LEFT: Located a couple blocks from Penn Station is the Empire State Building. RIGHT: The flagship Macy's Department Store!
Not being from New York City, I thought this looked interesting, an entrance to the subway! Get your MetroCard ready!