RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 121 Amtrak GE P42DC at Altoona, Pennsylvania by Craig Walker
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GE P42DC (more..)
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Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
September 18, 2019
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AMTK 121 (more..)
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Amtrak's Pennsylvanian, travelling between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and New York, New York, covers the same route as the old Pennsylvania Railroad's trains Duquesne (pronounced "Du-kane") and Juniata. When Amtrak took over these trains from PRR successor Penn Central on May 1, 1971, they were renamed Keystone (train 42 eastbound and 43 westbound), operating between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia (with connections from Philly to NYC). The Keystones were discontinued on April 30, 1972. Amtrak service across Pennsylvania was then provided by the National Limited, and the Pennsylvanian began service on April 27, 1980, following the National Limited's discontinuance. From 1981 until early 1983, the Pennsylvanian's equipment was also used between Pittsburgh and Altoona PA as the Fort Pitt. Beginning on November 7, 1998, the Pennsylvanian was extended all the way to Chicago IL, and on March 8, 2005, the train was extended on the eastern segment all the way to New York's Penn Station. On March 8, 2005, the Pennsylvanian's route was truncated to Pittsburgh to NYC. On September 18, 2019, Amtrak train 42, the eastbound Pennsylvanian is seen making its station stop in Altoona PA at 10:15 am, just 15 minutes late (which should be made up between extended stops in Harrisburg PA [for a crew change] and Philadelphia [for a locomotive change, when P42DC 121 will be removed and replaced with an ACS-64 electric locomotive]).
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