Almost to Union Station
The heat is on. Virginians head back to the 'Burbs of DC after a day in "The Swamp".
I ran into the 668 as it was being delivered from the Siemens factory in California, and here it is in its natural habitat with siblings 608 and 660.
Fresh paint for an unsung hero of the NEC.
6 in 1! Hard to do outside of a yard of station. In a rare instance, all 5 throat tracks of WUT are occupied, and even a WMATA Metro train is passing.
A Northeast Regional enters Washington Terminal coming around the curve under New York Avenue.
MARC AEM7 4903, with the first afternoon "Penn Line" train to Baltimore, departing Washington Union Station. The AEM7 was built in 12/1986 and delivered to MARC in 01/1987. The passenger... (more)
The man this Washington Terminal Heritage unit is named after, Pete Grosso, worked as a Train Director in K Tower (on right) and later as a conductor on yard engines like this.
Compare and contrast two modern Siemens products, one diesel-electric, the other electric.
The Washington Terminal heritage unit rolls around its namesake terminal with a cousin in the background.
My first time seeing the 2nd Phase II heritage unit in person. It's quite the contrast with the more modern Acela in the background.
MARC Chargers have been getting nose decals and they make a big improvement to the aesthetics.
One of the few remaining SW1000r's still in the mid 90's "Phase III MOW/Non-Revenue" livery it got when purchased from NRE.
The sole SW1 on the roster is equipped with "ditch strobes," which are a feature rarely seen in operation but were captured here.
The sole wide cab geep still on the roster normally camps out at the Odenton facility standing ready on protect duty, but still makes its way into town now and again.