Final approach, final time...this summer. As Amtrak Train 242 heads down the Park Avenue Viduct into the tunnel that will bring it to Grand Central Terminal, we catch a number of other MTA Metro-N... (more)
Late on a blustery fall afternoon, Amtrak Empire Service train #242 approaches the causeway that separates Annsville Creek from Peekskill Bay, as it heads south along the Hudson River to Penn Stat... (more)
Trackwork at Penn Station has temporarily diverted several Amtrak Empire Service trains to Grand Central Terminal. Train 242 is one of these. Since the trains are not being turned they have an eng... (more)
Due to trackwork at New York City's Penn Station. Six of Amtrak's weekday Empire Service trains are using Grand Central Terminal. P42DC 95 leads train 242 to Grand Central Terminal.
As Amtrak 242 (P42DC 114 leading) heads down the Park Avenue Viaduct into Grand Central Terminal on Friday, August 4, 2017, we have some idea as to the intense volume of rush hour service that tra... (more)
Empire Service train #242 heads south along the Harlem River towards Grand Central Terminal.
Weather-Protected ServicingPoking out of Amtrak's Rensselaer shops on January 26, 2017 is 700, the "class unit" of the carrier's 18 P32AC-DM dual mode (both diesel and electric) loc... (more)
Class UnitAmtrak train #242, the Albany-Rensselaer to New York Empire Service train, is boarding passengers ten minutes before departure at the Albany-Rensselaer station on J... (more)
Amtrak P32AC-DM #710, in the Phase III paint scheme, leading a southbound Empire Service train.
Amtrak Empire Service train 242 passing the northbound Lake Shore Limited.
Amtrak Empire Service train 242 heads south along the Hudson River.
An Empire Service train heads toward NYC on a spectacular fall evening during golden hour. This line offers many scenic views along the Hudson River.
I was taking photographs of the New Haven RR painted northbound when I heard the Amtrak blow its horn to the north. At that point, I crossed my fingers and watched the two pass at the most perfect... (more)