Got to love Phase III.
In test service---but operating on a regular schedule---the X2000 arrives at Washington after a speedy trip down the Corridor from NYC.
The VRE is introduced to the public at Union Station as dignitaries pose for photos on the V01.
A Washington Terminal Co. carman was making some last minute adjustments to the SCL Observation Car on southbound RF&P No. 21, the "Silver Star," on April 22, 1971. Although the car was on the "S... (more)
I made nice catch of a southbound freight north of the the Capitol.
During U.S. demonstration on Amtrak, leading to the development of the Acela equipment
I was leaving Washington Union Station with a bad cold and no train shots. Then this bold little RS-1 showed up still switching after all these years. So I did photograph the cathedrals of democra... (more)
Amtrak's Palmetto, which holds the distinction of being the first train I ever rode on my own as a youngster, back in 1976, is seen here 32 years later passing by my window at the L'Enfant Plaza H... (more)
Great hall of Washington Union Station, seen from the upper level of Center Cafe.
New MP36PH-3c of MARC is leaving Washington Union Station with train 850 to Baltimore Camden Station. Train includes two Kawasaki MARC III bi-levels and GP40WH-2 locomotive in the rear.
Amtrak tested the Swedish X2000 tilting train in 1993.
Ex-AT&SF SW1200 rebuilt by AT&SF into a SSB1200 sold to Amtrak in 1984. The F7A is a Maryland DOT (MARC) commuter train engine.
D.C. Transit cars looked clean and appealing right to the very end in 1962. Nearly 60 years later, streetcars have made a return in the nation's Capital. There appears to be another car in the d... (more)
Now here's a way to get to the train. And, like the Staten Island Ferry, it'll only set you back a quarter. Thanks to John Bromley for location ID assistance.
A street corner scene in the nation's Capital at the height of cold-war tensions. The streetcars were soon gone. Almost 50 years later they are Railroad: D.C. TransitLocomotive: PCCLocation: Washington, District of ColumbiaLocomotive #: 1171Train ID: 40 Lincoln ParkPhoto Date: March, 1962