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Amtrak in Massachusetts
Once treated like a backwater with decrepit locomotives, cars and track, Massachusetts has become a star in the Amtrak constellation with electrification to Boston, service to Maine and an upgraded Connecticut Valley line.
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Photo ID: 748733

From Boston to Albany on the B&A. Amtrak 449 (Lake Shore Limited, AMTK 105 P42DC leading) crosses Flints Crossing Road on the evening of Saturday, September 19, 2020, it will also cross from West ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 105
Train ID: Amtrak 449
Photo Date: September 19, 2020


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Sep 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 748236

The westbound "Lake Shore Limited" crosses North Elm Street in downtown Westfield shortly after making its station stop in Springfield. Next stop: Pittsfield.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 124
Train ID: AMTK 449
Photo Date: September 15, 2020


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By: John Jauchler

Added: Sep 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 747647

The Chicago-bound Boston section of "The Lake Shore Limited" accelerates out of West Springfield, MA along the Westfield River, preparing for its assault of the Berkshires just ahead. Th... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 111
Train ID: AMTK 449
Photo Date: September 07, 2020


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By: John Jauchler

Added: Sep 09, 2020

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Photo ID: 745857

The northbound and southbound Vermonter trains meet in Palmer, a few years before the the service was rerouted to the Connecticut River line, eliminating the Springfield-Palmer backup move.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 108
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2012


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By: Derek

Added: Aug 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 745323

Amtrak 834, a PTC test train makes its presence known at Wellesley Square with a late 90s K5LA. This extra was headed to Boston to test PTC on the Downeaster route.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 105
Train ID: Amtrak 834
Photo Date: August 14, 2020


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By: Sam Dwyer

Added: Aug 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 739819

Phase III Amtrak Heritage Unit #145 leading solo.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wellesley, MA, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 145
Train ID: Amtrak 449
Photo Date: May 29, 2020


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By: Sam Dwyer

Added: Jun 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 736654

With Boston's landmark Hancock Building in the background, an Amtrak E8/F40 team is about to depart the open air platforms at Back Bay with a corridor train for Washington. Tracks in this area are... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 495
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August 11, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 732556

Its journey from Washington nearly complete, an Amtrak corridor train enters the old Back Bay Station in Boston. The smoke screen in the background was left by a just-departed MBTA local. The trac... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 202
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 731797

The Boston edition of the "Lake Shore Limited" has departed Back Bay Station and is passing through Fenway running parallel to the Mass Pike. The final destination for the train is Chicago. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 124
Train ID: AMTK 449
Photo Date: April 07, 2020


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Apr 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 729545

As part of the continuous detour trains through Vermont for Pan Am Railways due to the Hoosac Tunnel collapse, manifest train 16R is seen holding in Greenfield for Amtrak's Valley Flyer departing ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5609
Train ID: PAS 16R
Photo Date: March 21, 2020


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Mar 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 727445

Before the current and much larger Amtrak/MBTA Route 128 station and parking garage were opened in 2000, this modest pseudo-Colonial structure built by the New Haven RR in 1965 served passengers t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Westwood, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 213
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: January 03, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 721884

Amtrak heritage non-powered cab unit #406 is seen leading Downeaster train #694 over the Merrimack River Bridge in Haverhill, MA. The bridge was constructed in 1920 by the Boston & Maine Railroad ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: NPCU
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 406
Train ID: AMTK 694
Photo Date: January 05, 2020


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Jan 06, 2020

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Photo ID: 720948

The Westbound Lake Shore Limited is seen passing the iconic mill and Mill Pond Dam in West Warren, MA. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Warren, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 95
Train ID: AMTK 449
Photo Date: December 27, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Dec 28, 2019

Views: 1,503
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 720466

Amtrak's state-supported Bay State, the Boston-Washington "Inland Route" train via Springfield and Hartford, swings through a curve at Wellesley, MA, on the former Boston & Albany. This ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 218
Train ID: the Bay State
Photo Date: June, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 720465

I don't know whether there was a special group on board or the crew was just feeling festive, but this edition of the Boston section of Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited saluted the Christmas season as ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 346
Train ID: 449, Lake Shore Ltd.
Photo Date: December 06, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 23, 2019

Views: 4,276
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