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Location: Oceanside, NY

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Camera Used: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Lenses Used: Canon EFS 18-55, Canon EFS 55-250

Photo Albums
Holiday Trains 2023Album Views: 176
Amtrak Keystone ServiceAlbum Views: 1,182
Alabama Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 317
Trains of the Erie Lackawanna and predecessorsAlbum Views: 910
Amtrak Acela ExpressAlbum Views: 3,989
Amtrak Heartland FlyerAlbum Views: 808
Amtrak DowneasterAlbum Views: 1,186
Amtrak CapitolsAlbum Views: 1,177
One of the busiest regional intercity lines in the US. It links Sacramento, Oakland, and San Jose.
Amtrak CascadesAlbum Views: 2,344
From Vancouver, BC, to Eugene, OR, this route runs along stretches of Puget Sound and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. The TALGO trainsets that were the line's backbone for many years were withdrawn from service after they were cited in the 2017 crash
Amtrak Illinois Zephyr and Carl SandburgAlbum Views: 238
Amtrak Illini and SalukiAlbum Views: 498
Serving the heart of Illinois, this pair of trains runs daily between Chicago and Carbondale. The names come from the team names of major universities along the way, University of Illinois in Champaign and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Amtrak Hartford Line and Valley FlyerAlbum Views: 1,042
With double tracking, CT Rail, a new regional service, and restoration of Springfield Union Station, the Connecticut Valley line has become once more an exciting place for train watching.
Amtrak Michigan ServicesAlbum Views: 2,023
Amtrak has three routes that connect Michigan with Chicago, but none to the East or South. The routes are: Wolverine - Pontiac - Chicago; Blue Water - Port Huron - Chicago, and Pere Marquette - Grand Rapids - Chicago.
Amtrak Hiawatha ServiceAlbum Views: 842
Amtrak Missouri River RunnerAlbum Views: 420
Twice a day Amtrak connects the Show-Me State's two largest cities.
Amtrak Gone But Not ForgottenAlbum Views: 3,119
A look back at some of the Amtrak trains that no longer run.
Amtrak Lincoln ServiceAlbum Views: 1,312
Amtrak Ethan Allen ExpressAlbum Views: 661
Amtrak Empire ServiceAlbum Views: 4,574
From New York City to Niagara Falls Amtrak runs a fleet of fast, multiple-frequency trains that serve the heart of the Empire State.
Amtrak Silver MeteorAlbum Views: 2,207
Texas Pre-Amtrak Passenger TrainsAlbum Views: 546
Amtrak Silver StarAlbum Views: 2,077
Amtrak PalmettoAlbum Views: 839
Amtrak Northeast RegionalAlbum Views: 8,400
Amtrak CarolinianAlbum Views: 1,347
Amtrak City of New OrleansAlbum Views: 1,124
Amtrak PiedmontAlbum Views: 1,489
Amtrak VermonterAlbum Views: 1,409
The successor to the Montrealer, the Vermonter runs between St. Albans, Vt., and Washington, DC. Much of the northern part of the route runs along the Connecticut and White Rivers.
Amtrak Maple LeafAlbum Views: 763
This 500-plus mile day run connects the largest city in the United States with the largest city in Canada. Its route takes it through the Hudson and Mohawk River valleys and across Niagara Gorge.
Amtrak Auto TrainAlbum Views: 2,016
Amtrak's longest train takes passengers and their vehicles on an overnight trip between Florida and the Northeast while eliminating 850 miles of driving. It is popular with snowbirds and families.
Amtrak CardinalAlbum Views: 1,851
New York - Chicago the long way, via Washington, West Virginia, and Cincinnati.
Amtrak PennsylvanianAlbum Views: 2,378
Running between New York and Pittsburgh this day train is the only scheduled passenger train still operating over Horseshoe Curve.
Amtrak Lake Shore LimitedAlbum Views: 2,647
Plying the New York Central's Water Level Route this overnight train connects New York and Boston with Chicago.
Amtrak Capitol LimitedAlbum Views: 2,331
An overnight run between Washington and Chicago with beautiful scenery along the Potomac River and crossing the Allegheny Mountains.
Amtrak Texas EagleAlbum Views: 2,315
A long distance train between Chicago and San Antonio that serves several large cities along the route, including St. Louis, Little Rock, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. Three times a week it carries through cars to Los Angeles via a connection with the S
Amtrak CrescentAlbum Views: 1,449
Amtrak took over the New York - New Orleans market when the Southern Railway discontinued its famed Southern Crescent. Following the same route, it takes two days and a night to connect the Big Apple with the Big Easy. The crossing of Lake Ponchartrain is
Amtrak Empire BuilderAlbum Views: 4,358
This train, which runs between Chicago and Seattle and Portland, takes its name from James J. Hill, who founded the Great Northern Railroad and extended it from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast.
Amtrak California ZephyrAlbum Views: 7,046
This popular route between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area features crossings of two challenging mountain ranges, the Rockies and the Sierras.
Amtrak Southwest ChiefAlbum Views: 5,026
The heir to Santa Fe's legendary Super Chief plies its forbear's route from Chicago to Los Angeles every day.
Amtrak Sunset LimitedAlbum Views: 1,563
Oldest name train in continuous service and the first train to run coast to coast.
ATSF 3751Album Views: 1,326
A 4-8-4 once assigned to the Santa Fe's classiest trains now roams its former rails in California and Arizona.
Holiday TrainsAlbum Views: 8,728
A special part of the season for anyone who likes trains.
Virginia Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 1,285
Chesapeake & Ohio passenger trainsAlbum Views: 1,316
CSX Passenger Trains 1982 - 2020Album Views: 1,747
Heartland Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 1,381
A handful of operations can be found in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Reading & Northern Passenger TrainsAlbum Views: 4,259
This smartly run regional carrier operates excursion trains using both steam and diesel power.
Amtrak in Colorado, 2021 - Album Views: 7,256
New York City Transit - QueensAlbum Views: 3,085
New York City Transit - BronxAlbum Views: 1,854
New York City Transit - BrooklynAlbum Views: 5,186
Amtrak Special Moves, 1971 - 2010Album Views: 1,449
Shore Line EastAlbum Views: 1,217
CT RailAlbum Views: 3,754
Trains on Bridges - District of ColumbiaAlbum Views: 1,245
Canadian National Passenger Trains in the United StatesAlbum Views: 1,887
OCS, excursions and special moves operated by CN in the USA.
Union Pacific Steam SpecialsAlbum Views: 3,319
Photos of Northern #844 and Challenger #3985 from around the UP system. For photos of Big Boy #4014 visit:https://www.railpictures.net/album/5262/
Metro North West of the HudsonAlbum Views: 1,818
Metro North Harlem LineAlbum Views: 2,795
Metro North New Haven Line in New York StateAlbum Views: 1,479
Amtrak in Pennsylvania, 2010 - DieselsAlbum Views: 4,269
The electrified Northeast Corridor and Keystone Corridor have the traffic. The Pennsylvanian and Capitol Limited routed, which are all diesel, have the scenery.
Pennsylvania Heritage Railroads and Museums - Pre 2011 - Steam Album Views: 4,005
Philadelphia TransitAlbum Views: 2,154
Trolleys, subways, PATCO, and the Norristown line.
Amtrak in Colorado, 1971 - 2010Album Views: 2,473
Amtrak in New Jersey, 1971 - 2000Album Views: 2,703
Amtrak in Illinois, 1971 - 2010Album Views: 4,276
METRA in Suburbia, 1985 - 2010Album Views: 1,861
Riding the Regionals - SoutheastAlbum Views: 1,856
Riding the Regionals - MidwestAlbum Views: 3,283
Although most only provide freight service, regional railroads have passenger operations; not only executive trains but also charity events and excursions.
Amtrak-on-Hudson, 1971 - 2000Album Views: 2,633
Amtrak in WyomingAlbum Views: 1,338
Even though Amtrak no longer serves the Cowboy State it had a strong presence in the past and trains occasionally detour through the state.
Penn Central Passenger TrainsAlbum Views: 6,063
The three biggest passenger carriers - Pennsylvania, New York Central, and New Haven - merged to create the ill-fated Penn Central, whose passenger losses and poor service led to the formation of Amtrak and state-owned commuter lines.
Boston Rail Transit - Past and PresentAlbum Views: 2,724
METRA in ChicagoAlbum Views: 4,440
Amtrak Special Moves, 2011 -Album Views: 9,141
Charters, specials and the American Orient Express
Riding the Regionals - West of the MississippiAlbum Views: 2,614
Amtrak Coast StarlightAlbum Views: 13,649
Running daily between Seattle and Los Angeles, this train offers running alongside the Pacific Ocean and through the Cascade Mountains. It has been one of Amtrak's long-distance success stories.
Amtrak in Pennsylvania, 2010 - , ElectricsAlbum Views: 7,172
Since 2010 Pennsylvania got an upgraded Keystone Corridor as Siemens ACS-64 Charger locomotives replaced the venerable AEM-7.
Union Pacific #4014 (Big Boy)Album Views: 13,716
The restoration and system tour of Union Pacific Big Boy #4014 was the big story of the year, drawing out fans and bystanders by the thousands.
Wisconsin Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 3,929
Amtrak in WisconsinAlbum Views: 5,948
The Empire Builder crosses the state on its way to St. Paul, Seattle and Portland. The Hiawatha Corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago is one of Amtrak's busiest routes.
C&NW and MILW: Upper Midwest RivalsAlbum Views: 4,180
Baltimore & Ohio Long-Distance Passenger TrainsAlbum Views: 3,997
In its heyday, B&O ran passenger service from Jersey City to Washington, Chicago and St. Louis. But it couldn't compete with the Pennsylvania or New York Central. By the time Amtrak was formed, its trains were a shadow of their former selves.
West Virginia Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 3,674
Mountain scenery and steam operations like the Cass Scenic RR make West Virginia a draw for rail buffs.
Amtrak in West VirginiaAlbum Views: 4,553
Powerful members of Congress once helped this scenic state get levels of service not seen elsewhere. Now the Capitol Limited and Cardinal are all that remain.
Amtrak in Washington stateAlbum Views: 6,838
With two sections of the Empire Builder, the Coast Starlight, Seattle, the Cascade Mountains, Columbia Valley and Puget Sound, Washington state offers rail buffs plenty of variety and beauty.
Amtrak in VirginiaAlbum Views: 8,825
With Northeast Regional trains, Auto Train and long distance service to Florida, New Orleans and Chicago, a lot of train riding and train watching can be had.
Vermont Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 3,475
The Green Mountain state is the perfect setting for great train riding and photography, especially in the fall.
Amtrak in UtahAlbum Views: 5,230
Utah is served only by the California Zephyr, but the state has numerous photo locations and wide open spaces.
Texas Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,011
Rock Island Rocket ReduxAlbum Views: 7,510
The Rock Island was an also-ran in the markets it served competing the likes of the Santa Fe Super Chief and Burlington Denver Zephyr, but it did its best to put on a good show.
Texas Commuter Rail and TransitAlbum Views: 3,930
Austin, Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex all have new rail lines.
Amtrak in TexasAlbum Views: 5,262
The Lone Star State is big on route mileage but small on passenger service with only three routes for the second biggest state by size and population. Offerings include the Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle and Heartland Flyer.
Tennessee Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 6,432
See Southern steam in Knoxville and Chattanooga and Knoxville and EMD E8 diesels in New York Central classic lightning stripe dress in Nashville.
Amtrak in TennesseeAlbum Views: 2,060
The City of New Orleans stops in Memphis Tennessee, but you don't need to change cars.
Amtrak in Rhode IslandAlbum Views: 1,983
The smallest state is home to the fastest track in North America and the largest city between Boston and New York.
Western Pennsylvania Commuter Rail and TransitAlbum Views: 3,592
Pittsburgh no longer has commuter trains and Johnstown no longer has trolleys, but light rail remains strong in Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers would be pleased.
Philadelphia Commuter Rail Album Views: 8,891
Trains of SEPTA and predecessors - Pennsylvania, Reading, Penn Central, Conrail, SEPTA.
Pennsylvania Heritage Railroads and Museums - Diesel and ElectricAlbum Views: 8,382
Diesel-powered tourist lines can be found in all corners of the state.
Pennsylvania Heritage Railroads and Museums, 2011 - Steam Album Views: 13,229
Pennsylvania is home to the famous Strasburg Railroad and several other lines that use steam power.
Amtrak in Pennsylvania, 2000 - 2009Album Views: 6,461
The 21st Century brought the age of Acela and the discontinuance of the Three Rivers as Amtrak focused more on corridors and less on long haul.
Amtrak in Pennsylvania, 1971 - 1999Album Views: 5,468
An era of great change for the fledgling carrier with GG1s, Metroliners, E60s, AEM-7s, E8s, SDP-40s, F40PHs, P42DCs, the Broadway Limited, Capitol Limited, National Limited and more.
Pacific Northwest Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,163
Pacific Northwest Transit and Commuter RailAlbum Views: 3,918
Portland and Seattle are transit-friendly cities and getting friendlier.
Amtrak in OregonAlbum Views: 5,446
See the Coast Starlight in the Cascade Mountains as well as green and brown Cascade Talgo trains running between Eugene, Portland and Seattle.
Ohio Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,849
Amtrak in OhioAlbum Views: 2,695
Overnight schedules with inconvenient calling times limit opportunities for good photos - unless the train is running very late.
New York City Transit - Manhattan and Staten IslandAlbum Views: 6,934
One of the world's oldest and busiest subway systems, serving more than four million riders daily.
Carolina Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 6,673
Amtrak in the CarolinasAlbum Views: 8,881
Three north-south routes cross the Carolinas. Auto Train runs through here, too. Also, the State of North Carolina sponsors the Piedmont service and supports the Carolinian.
Metro North PredecessorsAlbum Views: 3,888
Conrail, Erie Lackawanna, New Haven, New York Central and Penn Central ran exotic equipment - but very road worn and run down.
Metro North Hudson Line and New York CityAlbum Views: 12,026
With three lines radiating north out of Grand Central Terminal plus service to Port Jervis on the former Erie, Metro North covers a wide swatch of New York's northern suburbs with varying terrains.
Long Island Rail Road - EMU TrainsAlbum Views: 6,801
The nation's busiest passenger railroad depends every day on a fleet of nearly 1,000 multiple unit cars to bring hundreds of thousands of commuters to and from their jobs.
Long Island Rail Road - Diesel TrainsAlbum Views: 7,774
Locomotive-hauled trains extend LIRR service from Midtown New York to the eastern reaches of the North and South Forks. Power has gone through four generations since steam service ended.
New York State Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 6,486
The scenic Adirondack and Catskill Mountains offer wonderful views, but political forces have made it difficult for railroads to stay in business.
Amtrak Northeast Corridor in New York StateAlbum Views: 4,979
The Northeast Corridor cuts through four New York counties on its brief stretch to the Connecticut Line east of Port Chester. There are several photo opportunities along the route.
Amtrak Across New York StateAlbum Views: 6,580
Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited runs from one end of New York to the other sharing CSX's busy Chicago line with the Maple Leaf and Empire Corridor trains.
Amtrak Adirondack and PredecessorsAlbum Views: 5,939
The Adirondack follows both the Hudson and the Lake Champlain shoreline on its leisurely trip between New York and Montreal. When it started, it was pulled by beautiful ALCO PAs purchased by Delaware & Hudson second-hand from the Santa Fe.
Amtrak-on-Hudson, 2001 - presentAlbum Views: 11,506
The beautiful Hudson Valley is rarely out of site between New York and Albany-Rensselaer on Amtrak's busy Empire Corridor.
Pennsylvania Railroad Long-Distance Passenger TrainsAlbum Views: 5,151
The Pennsy was one of the biggest passenger carriers in the United States, but its fortunes waned and it lost business to the highways and skies, and stumbled toward its ill-fated merger with the New York Central.
Cumbres & Toltec in New MexicoAlbum Views: 4,035
The narrow-gauge steam line from Chama climbing Cumbres Pass has exceptional scenery and is easy to chase.
Amtrak in New MexicoAlbum Views: 8,843
The Southwest Chief is an under-appreciated train. The New Mexico scenery is like none other in the entire system.
New Jersey's Other Commuter Lines - Metro North, PATCO, PATH and SEPTAAlbum Views: 3,890
Two rapid transit lines, PATCO and PATH, take commuters to Philadelphia and New York, respectively. Metro North locomotives and rolling stock often show up on NJ Transit northern lines and SEPTA terminates routes in Trenton and West Trenton.
New Jersey Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,579
Several fine operations from north to south.
Garden State Through Passenger Trains Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 3,760
The Pennsylvania and (later) Penn Central dominated the market but Baltimore & Ohio, Erie and Lackawanna all competed for the Garden State passenger trade.
New Jersey Commuter Rail Before NJ TransitAlbum Views: 7,236
Thanks largely to mergers and bankruptcies, New Jersey's commuter railroads underwent profound changes between the end of steam and the takeover by NJ Transit in 1983.
NJ Transit - Atlantic City LineAlbum Views: 2,070
NJ Transit - Pascack Valley LineAlbum Views: 3,152
NJ Transit - Bergen County LineAlbum Views: 2,587
NJ Transit - Main LineAlbum Views: 4,037
NJ Transit - Montclair/Boonton LineAlbum Views: 4,775
NJ Transit - Morris & Essex LineAlbum Views: 7,741
NJ Transit - Gladstone BranchAlbum Views: 4,735
NJ Transit - Raritan Valley LineAlbum Views: 5,511
NJ Transit - Northeast CorridorAlbum Views: 8,676
NJ Transit - North Jersey Coast LineAlbum Views: 4,412
NJ Transit - Light RailAlbum Views: 2,467
Amtrak in New Jersey, 2001 - presentAlbum Views: 10,742
The stretch of the Northeast Corridor between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers is probably the busiest line in the entire Amtrak system.
New Hampshire Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 7,139
Beautiful mountain scenery has made this small state a draw for rail buffs to ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway and the Conway Scenic, among others.
Mountain State Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 6,987
Operations in Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming including the Nevada Northern and Heber Valley.
Amtrak in NevadaAlbum Views: 2,557
The California Zephyr comes through in late night/early morning.
Union Pacific Passenger Trains Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 4,657
The Union Pacific fielded lengthy yellow domeliners that connected the Midwest with the Pacific Coast as well as secondary services that included mixed trains that lasted until Amtrak began.
Trains of Burlington Northern and PredecessorsAlbum Views: 4,859
Although BN spent just 14 months as a passenger carrier, it maintained the high standards of Burlington's Denver Zephyr, Great Northern's Empire Builder and Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited.
Amtrak in MontanaAlbum Views: 4,233
The Empire Builder crosses Big Sky County every day, passing along the way through scenic Glacier National Park.
Missouri Passenger Service Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 3,929
Several railroads criss-crossed the state, making for colorful and varied passenger service in the years before Amtrak.
Amtrak in MissouriAlbum Views: 4,387
The Show-Me State play host to the Missouri River Mules, Southwest Chief and Texas Eagle.
Amtrak in MississippiAlbum Views: 2,568
Where the City of New Orleans and Crescent are "rolling down to the sea."
Amtrak in AlabamaAlbum Views: 2,901
The Crescent has replaced the Floridian as the mainstay of Amtrak service in this state.
Minnesota Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,116
Plenty of opportunities to ride and shoot.
Amtrak in MinnesotaAlbum Views: 4,425
It's all Empire Builder with scenes from the city and country.
New York Central: Lightning Stripes and Cigar BandsAlbum Views: 5,733
The Central's Great Steel Fleet fielded such famous trains as the Twentieth Century Limited and Empire State Express. The railroad also had extensive commuter service in New York and Boston and served travelers along numerous branch lines.
Michigan Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 2,506
Enjoy dinner trains, narrow-gauge steam and antique engines operating at Henry Ford's Greenfield Village.
Amtrak in MichiganAlbum Views: 3,965
Routes from Chicago to Detroit, Pontiac, Port Huron and Grans Rapids mean plenty of action and good locations.
Massachusetts Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,396
Boston Commuter Rail - Past and presentAlbum Views: 8,606
Many of the MBTA services date back to the Boston & Maine, New Haven, New York Central and Penn Central.
Amtrak in MassachusettsAlbum Views: 6,122
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.
Iowa PacificAlbum Views: 3,138
Ed Ellis' rail holding company brought the brown and orange colors of the Illinois Central back to life on its varied passenger operations around the country.
Maryland Commuter Rail and TransitAlbum Views: 5,121
From B&O RDCs to MARC bilevel coaches pulled by electric locomotives and diesels, the Maryland commuting scene has evolved, while trolleys, aka light rail vehicles, are back.
Maryland Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,820
With museums in Eastern Maryland and steam excursions in Western Maryland there is plenty of variety to see, ride and shoot.
Amtrak in MarylandAlbum Views: 7,624
Lots of acton one of the busiest - and fastest - sections of the Northeast Corridor plus the Capitol Limited going through Harpers Ferry, Sand Patch Tunnel and more.
Maine Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 4,714
Home to restored 2-foot gauge steam locomotives and the oldest trolley museum in the country.
Amtrak Northern New England ServicesAlbum Views: 4,104
When Amtrak began, it served none of the three northern New England states. Today, all have service and there is talk of expansion.
Amtrak in LouisanaAlbum Views: 3,006
With three Amtrak long-distance routes terminating in New Orleans, there are plenty of locations for great shots.
Kentucky Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 3,094
The Bluegrass State hosts several fine museums, tourist trains and a dinner train, all bound to delight rail buffs.
Amtrak in KentuckyAlbum Views: 1,972
Kentucky hasn't been lucky with Amtrak. The Floridian and Kentucky Cardinal are gone. The Cardinal runs only three times a week. The City of New Orleans passes through in the middle of the night. Yet, there are still many good views to be seen.
Amtrak in the Heartland and ArkansasAlbum Views: 3,568
The wide open spaces of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma have little service - one train for the entire state. South Dakota has none.
Heartland Passenger Trains Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 7,253
Views from the Dakotas, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma
Iowa Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 3,281
There's something for everyone: Chinese steam locomotives, diesels, interurbans and more.
Amtrak Across IowaAlbum Views: 2,488
The California Zephyr cuts across the state at night on its way west, but runs in daylight while heading east. The Southwest Chief runs through the Southeast corner of Iowa, stopping only in Fort Madison.
MILW 261Album Views: 3,981
A midwestern favorite.
Rio Grande ZephyrAlbum Views: 5,389
A remnant of the original California Zephyr, this train offered great dining and many as five Vista-Dome cars for viewing the Rocky Mountain Scenery. It was the last train to be replaced by Amtrak.
Rockets Rolling OnAlbum Views: 6,411
The Rock Island was one of three railroads not to join Amtrak. Its remaining Rocket trains remained in service almost until the railroad became part of history.
The Original Auto TrainAlbum Views: 1,718
An innovative idea that became successful but grew too fast, plus the gaudiest paint scheme of all time.
Indiana Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 2,738
Indiana Passenger Trains Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 3,017
The Monon, aka the Hoosier Line, was the hometown favorite.
Amtrak in IndianaAlbum Views: 6,035
Several long-haul and intercity lines run through the Hoosier State.
Railroads of HawaiiAlbum Views: 1,877
You think there would be no trains in Paradise? Think again. (Hawaii. Not Pennsylvania.)
Riding the Regionals - NortheastAlbum Views: 8,073
Although most only provide freight service, regional railroads have passenger operations; not only executive trains but also charity events and excursions.
Canadian Pacific Passenger Trains in the United StatesAlbum Views: 5,019
CP specials, including steam, executive trains and the famed Holiday Train, frequently can be seen south of the border.
Midwest Commuter Rail and Transit Beyond ChicagoAlbum Views: 3,874
New systems are coming online in major cities throughout the Midwest.
South Shore Line - The Last InterurbanAlbum Views: 4,234
While it's interurban line brethren have all bit the dust, the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend is stronger than ever.
Chicago Transit AuthorityAlbum Views: 4,943
A colorful system of subway and elevated trains that come by so often "you won't even notice it."
Chicago Commuting Before METRAAlbum Views: 7,676
Several Chicago railroads, including Burlington, Chicago & Northwestern, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road and Rock Island, provided extensive service to and from the Chicago suburbs.
METRA in Suburbia: 2011 -Album Views: 10,590
Chicago's huge commuter rail system incorporates routes previously operated by Chicago & Northwestern, Milwaukee Road, Burlington, Illinois Centrak, Rock Island, Gulf Mobile & Ohio and Wabash (N&W).
Illinois Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 6,510
Some of the country's best railroad museums are to be found here. Occasionally, their best trains get out on the road.
Illinois Passenger Trains Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 14,113
To the North, South, East and West, the Land of Lincoln offered plenty of colorful passenger trains.
Amtrak in Illinois, 2011 -Album Views: 8,234
Plenty of action away from the Windy City.
Amtrak in ChicagoAlbum Views: 6,241
45+ years of passenger action in the system's hub.
Van Swearingen (C&O, NKP, PM) Berkshires (2-8-4)Album Views: 7,302
The Van Swearingen Brothers standarized freight power for their railroads with nearly identical 2-8-4 Berkshires. Two of these engines are still in excursion service.
Northeast Corridor Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 4,126
The Pennsylvania, New Haven and, later, Penn Central put on quite a show.
Southern Commuter Rail and TransitAlbum Views: 4,747
New light rail and commuter lines are popping up in the South, joining the ranks of stalwarts NOPSI and MARTA.
N&W SteamAlbum Views: 10,826
When Norfolk & Western merged with the Southern Railway, two of its locomotives, #611 and #1218, were fired up and used on excursions.
BrightlineAlbum Views: 3,772
Now running between Orlando and Miami, this privately held high-speed passenger railroad is expanding with plans to add service to Tampa and between Las Vegas and Southern California.
Southern Railway SteamAlbum Views: 7,550
Norfolk Southern Passenger SpecialsAlbum Views: 11,973
With matched F-units hauling Tuscan red varnish NS' specials make a sharp impression wherever they go.
Georgia Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 5,393
Tourist railroads can be found around the state offering varying action.
Amtrak in GeorgiaAlbum Views: 3,807
Amtrak's Auto Train, Crescent, Palmetto and Silver Service all run in the Peach State.
Florida Commuter Rail and TransitAlbum Views: 4,402
Colorful Tri-Rail and SunRail commuter service plus the Miami Metro off many opportunities to catch the action.
Southern CrescentAlbum Views: 4,021
The Southern Railway was one of three US railroads that decided not to join Amtrak in 1971. Its flagship train, the Southern Crescent, Washington - New Orleans, set the standard for passenger rail service in the US for most of the 1970s.
Passenger Trains of the South Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 10,947
A colorful and diverse group of railroads operated passenger trains in the South that ranged from speedy limiteds like the Panama Limited and Silver Meteor to regional and branchline services.
Florida Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 3,363
Amtrak in FloridaAlbum Views: 8,309
See the Auto Train and Silver Service trains plus services gone but not forgotten like the Floridian and Sunset Limited.
Capital Commute - Now and ThenAlbum Views: 5,672
From DC Transit Trolley to subways and commuter rail, the Capital's has changed dramatically.
Amtrak in DCAlbum Views: 3,184
A wide variety of action in our nation's capital, also home to Amtrak's Union Station headquarters.
Wilmington & WesternAlbum Views: 3,222
This northern Delaware tourist railroad is home to one of the few operating 4-4-0 steam locmotives in the world.
Delaware CommutersAlbum Views: 2,252
SEPTA serves Wilmington and two other Delaware stations, MARC and NJ Transit trains occasionally pass through.
Amtrak in DelawareAlbum Views: 2,799
Amtrak's Northeast Corridor cuts across the northern end of Delaware. Go to the cafe car for a coffee and you might miss it. The state may be small but among Acelas, regional trains and long distance there is plenty of action.
Connecticut Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 6,826
See action on the steam-powered Valley Railroad and diesels on the Naugatuck.
Metro North in ConnecticutAlbum Views: 10,582
Amtrak in ConnecticutAlbum Views: 9,163
See how two of the busiest routes on the Amtrak network have evolved since the railroad started in 1971.
Mountain States Commuter Rail and TransitAlbum Views: 6,036
Colorado, New Mexico and Utah are now home to light rail and commuter rail.
Colorado SteamAlbum Views: 10,607
See why railroads like the Durango & Silverton and Cumbres & Toltec draw steam buffs to Colorado from around the world.
Colorado Passenger Trains Before AmtrakAlbum Views: 6,649
Plenty of passenger action among Burlington, Colorado & Southern, Missouri Pacific, Rio Grande, Rock Island, Santa Fe and Union Pacific.
Colorado's diesel heritage railroads Album Views: 5,911
While Colorado's narrow gauge steam railroads are the major draw, the state is also home to several diesel-powered tourist railroads that take passengers to the Royal Gorge and other sites.
Ski TrainAlbum Views: 5,738
The Winter Park Ski Train has taken generations of Denverites to the slopes. Started by the Rio Grande and now operated by Amtrak, it's the best way to get there.
Amtrak in Colorado, 2011 - 2020Album Views: 11,624
Two Amtrak routes serve the Centennial State. The California Zephyr's route through Moffat Tunnel and along the Colorado River goes from one end of the state to the other. The Southwest Chief cuts across the southeast corner.
The Original California ZephyrAlbum Views: 4,807
Burlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific joined forces to run one of the most beautiful and innovative trains in the country, the California Zephyr. It ran from 1949-1970 but was widely recognized as one of the premiere trains in the West.
Southern California Rail TransitAlbum Views: 3,204
The land of the freeway is home to a subway and light rail.
Southern California Commuter RailAlbum Views: 9,279
Los Angeles' Metrolink and San Diego's Coaster are getting Californians out of their cars and onto trains.
Northern California Transit: cable cars, trolleys, light rail and BARTAlbum Views: 3,439
Trolleys and LRVs abound in the region along with San Francisco's famed cable car system and the BART heavy rail line.
California Heritage Railroads and MuseumsAlbum Views: 6,390
From the vineyards of Napa Valley to the canyons of the Coastal Range to famed theme parks like Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, California's tourist railroads and museums offers a wide variety of experiences for the rail enthusiast.
Amtrak San JoaquinsAlbum Views: 6,724
From one train each way in 1973 between Bakersfield and Oakland when it started up, this line as expanded to six trips daily; four to Oakland and two to Sacramento.
Amtrak Transcontinentals in CaliforniaAlbum Views: 11,227
California-bound rail travelers from the east have three choices to reach the Golden State: California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. A look back through the years including the now-defunct Desert Wind
Amtrak Surf Line: Pacific Surfliners and San DiegansAlbum Views: 13,369
Stretching from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, the Surf Line has become Amtrak's second busiest route. See the Pacific Surfliner and San Diegan in action along with trains from predecessors Santa Fe and Southern Pacific.
American Freedom TrainAlbum Views: 4,675
Three different steam locomotives hauled this special created to celebrate America's Bicentennial as it crisscrossed the United States.
Northern California Commuter RailAlbum Views: 5,006
Where once there was only one commuter carrier, Southern Pacific between San Jose and San Francisco, today there are three: Caltrain (former SP), Altamont Commuter Express, and the newest, SMART (Sonoma-Marin Rapid Transit).
Southern Pacific Daylight GS-4 #4449Album Views: 7,660
This powerful and beautiful 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive hauled the Coast Daylight and other SP varnish. It came back from retirement to haul numerous specials and excursions, including the American Freedom Train.
Kansas City Southern's Southern Belle business trainAlbum Views: 4,874
KCS honors its passenger flagship with a spiffy business train hauled by three FP9s.
Union Pacific Diesel SpecialsAlbum Views: 15,321
See beautiful diesel locomotives in UP's traditional armour yellow livery and special commemorative paint schemes pulling long trains of yellows cars reminiscent of the days when UP domeliners seemed to go Everywhere West.
Southern Pacific StreamlinersAlbum Views: 10,646
In the years after World War II Southern Pacific went from being the most bullish railroad on passenger service to one of its biggest detractors. It continually downgraded service until Amtrak took over what remained.
Conrail's Crown JewelsAlbum Views: 2,611
Conrail's business train, decked out in Pullman green and deluxe gold and hauled by as many as three EMD E-8s, was a class act.
CSX Passenger Trains 2021-Album Views: 10,442
CSX has extensive passenger operations that include office car specials, trips to major events like the Kentucky Derby, track geometry trains and the annual Santa Claus train over the northern section of the fallen flag Clinchfield Railroad.
To the Grand Canyon by RailAlbum Views: 4,331
The Grand Canyon Railroad, operating a 64-miles former Santa Fe branch to the eponymous natural wonder, is one of the best tourist railroads in the United States. It operates both steam and diesel locomotives.
BNSF Passenger TrainsAlbum Views: 6,686
Though it is a Class I freight carrier, BNSF maintains a fleet of passenger cars for business trains, employee specials and entertaining VIPs.
Remember Santa Fe WarbonnetsAlbum Views: 14,149
The Santa Fe's warbonnet paint scheme on passenger diesel locomotives was one of the most iconic in railroading. It appealed to travelers and modellers alike, and helped brand Santa Fe all the way from Chicago to California and Texas.
Amtrak in ArizonaAlbum Views: 3,432
The northerly Southwest Chief and southerly Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle cross the state and give riders a taste of desert scenery.
Discover Alaska by RailAlbum Views: 2,422
The beauty of America's 49th state is unequaled. Enjoy it with these views of Alaska's best trains: Denali Star, Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery, Aurora Winter Train and White Pass & Yukon.
Iconic Railroad BridgesAlbum Views: 9,269
The best of the best trains on bridges.
Classic RS-3sAlbum Views: 7,698
ALCO RS-3 locomotive in classic paint schemes.
Trains on Bridges - HawaiiAlbum Views: 2,224
Trains on Bridges - AlaskaAlbum Views: 5,952
Trains on Bridges - CaliforniaAlbum Views: 26,100
Trains on Bridges - OregonAlbum Views: 20,636
Trains on Bridges - WashingtonAlbum Views: 21,344
Trains on Bridges - ArizonaAlbum Views: 9,425
Trains on Bridges - NevadaAlbum Views: 4,294
Trains on Bridges - UtahAlbum Views: 5,744
Trains on Bridges - IdahoAlbum Views: 9,210
Trains on Bridges - New MexicoAlbum Views: 6,161
Trains on Bridges - ColoradoAlbum Views: 17,415
Trains on Bridges - WyomingAlbum Views: 9,404
Trains on Bridges - MontanaAlbum Views: 13,522
Trains on Bridges - TexasAlbum Views: 16,810
Trains on Bridges - OklahomaAlbum Views: 6,134
Trains on Bridges - KansasAlbum Views: 5,779
Trains on Bridges - NebraskaAlbum Views: 5,533
Trains on Bridges - South DakotaAlbum Views: 6,518
Trains on Bridges - North DakotaAlbum Views: 6,277
Trains on Bridges - LouisianaAlbum Views: 9,174
Trains on Bridges - ArkansasAlbum Views: 7,217
Trains on Bridges - MissouriAlbum Views: 11,567
Trains on Bridges - IowaAlbum Views: 16,996
Trains on Bridges - MinnesotaAlbum Views: 23,787
Trains on Bridges - IllinoisAlbum Views: 28,182
Trains on Bridges - WisconsinAlbum Views: 20,851
Trains on Bridges - MississippiAlbum Views: 8,520
Trains on Bridges - IndianaAlbum Views: 12,743
Trains on Bridges - MichiganAlbum Views: 15,104
Trains on Bridges - AlabamaAlbum Views: 11,474
Trains on Bridges - TennesseeAlbum Views: 34,406
Trains on Bridges - KentuckyAlbum Views: 20,319
Trains on Bridges - West VirginiaAlbum Views: 19,797
Trains on Bridges - OhioAlbum Views: 29,932
Trains on Bridges - FloridaAlbum Views: 14,178
Trains on Bridges - GeorgiaAlbum Views: 12,080
Trains on Bridges - South CarolinaAlbum Views: 9,001
Trains on Bridges - North CarolinaAlbum Views: 21,176
Trains on Bridges - VirginiaAlbum Views: 31,745
Trains on Bridges - MarylandAlbum Views: 9,112
Trains on Bridges - DelawareAlbum Views: 4,407
Trains on Bridges - PennsylvaniaAlbum Views: 47,152
Trains on Bridges - MaineAlbum Views: 7,843
Trains on Bridges - Rhode IslandAlbum Views: 3,610
Trains on Bridges - New HampshireAlbum Views: 10,337
Trains on Bridges - VermontAlbum Views: 11,865
Trains on Bridges - MassachusettsAlbum Views: 10,398
Trains on Bridges - ConnecticutAlbum Views: 8,894
Trains on Bridges - New JerseyAlbum Views: 16,366
Trains on Bridges - New YorkAlbum Views: 24,977
CSX River LineAlbum Views: 20,240
Connecticut Valley RailroadsAlbum Views: 36,056
Photos of trains on rail lines serving New England's Connecticut River Valley

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