Amtrak's 185-year-old Canton Viaduct still gets the job done, hosting trains ranging from this northbound MBTA local all the way to the fastest train in the Americas, Amtrak's Acela.
On its way from Boston to New York, one of Amtrak's three United Aircraft TurboTrains glides across the Canton Viaduct in Canton, MA, on a summer day. These high speed pioneers operated from 1969 ... (more)
The Canton Viaduct was completed in 1835 by the Boston & Providence Railroad. At the time, it was the largest viaduct in the world with a height of 70 feet and a length of 615 feet. It is the las... (more)
A Boston-Providence commuter train operated by Conrail for the MBTA accelerates away from the stop at Canton Junction, MA. Conrail took over from Penn Central six months earlier and equipment owne... (more)
Canton Viaduct was built by the Boston & Providence Rail Road in 1835 to support the tiny locomotives of the day, and now, well past its 175th birthday, it carries Acelas. Back in 1980 one of the ... (more)
A couple days after getting a couple feet of snow, Keolis 1807 rounds the corner into Canton Junction, kicking up some snow as he pulls into the station.
The MBTA Davisville Extra makes it's way to Canton Junction, with F40 1027 leading, and GP9 904 and genset 3248 trailing.
On the day before Thanksgiving, Amtrak 137 blasts through Canton Junction, giving me a horn salute as he passes through the station
A Stoughton to Boston train heads towards the Stoughton Branch junction with the Northeast Corridor, making a station stop first at the beautiful New Haven depot.
The sky opened up just in time for this one, right as train 137 rounded the corner. Led by their Siemens ACS-64 #604, 137 makes some noise for railfans as they make their videos for YouTube.
The engineer has this unit wide open to take advantage of the straight fast running track. In the steam era this section between Canton and Sharon Heights was a helper district.
Canton Viaduct has been in continuous use since 1848. Today High Speed Acella trains roll over it. In this imge New Haven FL9s are crossing it at full track speed.
Boston bound train heads East out of Canton Junction on a cold March morning
Due to catenary problems on track 1, this extra had to wait for Amtrak 190 to pass through in order to head west