A daily occurrence at the time, the X2000 leads a southbound into Washington.
The 3:15AM departure is prepared for its early morning trip up the corridor as the engineer tests the bell and strobe lights on this AEM-7AC.
The 10001 Amfleet Office Car "Beech Grove" sports an "Amtrak America" drum head.
Still looking brand new! Photo taken with permission.
It's around 3AM, all is quiet, and train 150 (right) sits along side a sister regional train. This train is the first departure of the day out of Washington. The Terminal takes on an entirely di... (more)
The Vermonter rests in Union Station after discharging all passengers before being brought to the yard.
The outbound power for train 66 makes its way into the station past K Tower. The white strobes on this AEM-7 make an interesting dotted pattern in this time exposure.
A picture perfect day only enhances this magnificent structure. The sky was not enhanced in photoshop.
Viewliner I Sleepers had their interiors upgraded several years ago to match the current Superliner interiors. This is a view of a Roomette, the smallest and most abundant accommodation these car... (more)
After completing another stroll down the NEC, this AEM-7AC briefly pauses before being taken to the yard to be prepared to head back north.
The profile of a Bombardier Alstom Acela Express Trainset idling at Washington Union Terminal, waiting for an afternoon departure to northeast to Boston.
Work is conducted on a slip switch as two yard moves are made simultaneously. WT is a busy place.
The NS special passes an AEM-7 waiting "up the street" before being added to a northbound train. Photo taken on RR property with permission.
The NS executive train's F7As are no stranger to Washington Terminal. In a previous life they were employed by MARC, the commuter line for Maryland.
The NS executive train eases out of Union Station past K Tower to head up the Amtrak Northeast Corridor with dignitaries aboard. Photo taken on RR property with permission.