Having just let passengers off at the station, No. 1797 rests for a moment on the connection track as the crew copies a CSX form EC-1.
Amtrak 74 ends its day in Raleigh with some fall foliage looking on in the background.
Entering the electric zone
The Piedmont pulls into Salisbury with an antique advertisement for a regional soda in the background.
The Piedmont crosses Dale Earnhardt Blvd., renumber to NC 3 in the memory of the NASCAR star. Kannapolis, 25 miles NE of Charlotte, was Earnhardt's home town. NS 119 passes on track 1.