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Amtrak (more..)
Metroliner (more..)
Amtrak Aberdeen Station (more..)
Aberdeen, Maryland, USA (more..)
June 13, 1976
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AMTK 859 (more..)
Unknown
Bob Kise (more..)
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Amtrak's first Metroliner "paint scheme" is seen in this photo, with an Amtrak sticker simply pasted over the Penn Central heralds. No. 859 is a Budd-GE parlor/snack car, equipped with four 255 hp DC traction motors. Note the odd original-equipment Tomlinson coupler. The center headlight was of the oscillating-type, which was an added safety feature back in the days of numerous grade crossings on the southern end of the Northeast Corridor. The 2-chime horn was probably not as loud as it should have been, but it had a shrill, distinctive sound, which was attention-getting.
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