Hurricane Eloise's flooding of the Harrisburg substation has displaced the usual GG-1 on Train 30 with an A-B-B set of E-Units under the wires.
Running over 4 hours late, Amtrak's eastbound Capital Limited slows as it prepares to make a stop in Cumberland, MD. This train left Chicago 2 hours late and picked up another 2 on the way.
The pre-Superliner Capitol Limited accelerates away from historic Harpers Ferry, in this view from the aerie of Maryland Heights. Old John Brown's (relocated) "fort" is on the left, and... (more)
I had just finished working on the set of the movie "Last Flag Flying" and was heading home. I went up to the head end to snap a photo of my train in the fog under this old train shed.
It's Leap Year Day 1976, about a month before Conrail, as the Penn Central's No. 4889 leads Amtrak's National Limited eastbound on the old PRR main line. Note the raised air intakes just below th... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound "Capitol Limited" nearing its Rockville, Maryland stop
A late-running "Capitol Limited" hustles through Washington Grove at near track speed, on its way to the next stop at Rockville.
The Capitol Limited brings the first Siemens Charger SC-44 onto the NEC, IDTX 4604, for testing. This unit will ultimately be based out of Chicago.
An encounter with a speeding GG-1 at a rural Lancaster County grade crossing, with the National Limited eastbound at 70 mph. The 929 was the last GG-1 built, constructed by Altoona/GE in June of ... (more)
The eastbound Capitol Limited has just nosed into Ohio as it passes former New York Central signals at the state line.
Amtrak 30 passes by the B&O CPL's and Mexico Tower just east of Cumberland, en-route to Washington Union Station.
Sandwiched between two P42s on the head end of the Capitol Limited, the first Amtrak electric to wear a commemorative scheme enters "home rails" after being built in Sacramento and havin... (more)
The first Amtrak electric to wear a commemorative scheme enters "home rails" after being built in Sacramento and having final paint work completed at Amtrak's Beech Grove facility. It j... (more)
Went out bright and early on this pleasant spring morning, sat by the pond where the lily pads are blooming and the geese were swimming. Amtrak 30 Capital Limited was delayed today. Todays Amtrak ... (more)