A P42 comes down off the pit at Ivy City to await a train it will take out of town southbound.
A new era. The interior of the first Viewliner II Diner to enter revenue service is a welcome, warm and contemporary atmosphere. These cars will ultimately replace the last of the Heritage... (more)
Viewliner I vs Viewliner II. On the left is Viewliner II Diner #68001, and on the right is Viewliner I Sleeper 62017. Viewliner II cars have subtle body changes, including a smooth seam in... (more)
You don't see this everyday. A Superliner II Sightseer Lounge coupled to a Viewliner I Sleeper. The cars cannot operate like this as aside from it being impossible to go from one car to th... (more)
Behind the Scenes. Ann of the Amtrak Marketing Department scrutinizes photos on a computer screen inside the first Viewliner II Dining car to have entered revenue service. A major photo sh... (more)
Northeast Regional #195 heads south out of Washington D.C., preparing to brave the snow storm ahead. Many trains from the South heading North to D.C. have been cancelled due to the conditions. P42... (more)
Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinters Nos. 629 and 619 sit at Washington Station Union Terminal on the evening of April 24. The new Siemens-built electrics are the workhorses of the Northeast Corridor, succeedi... (more)
Just another day at the office for this engineer.
Acela Express is a fine looking train.
It's not everyday you get to have a locomotive parked for you, let alone the superstar of the NEC! We were shooting an "Amtrak Matt" video on this day, and the America's Railroad Salutes... (more)
When you can smell the paint they're so new.
Back when these locomotives were still plentiful.
One of a Kind
For reasons that I have been unable to determine, Amtrak found itself as the owner of a single Alco S2, originally U.S. Army 7110. The switcher, initially retaining i... (more)
Amtrak SDP40F 630, in its as-delivered “pointless arrow” scheme, stands with one of its predecessors at the Ivy City engine terminal in Washington, DC. The SDP40F’s were purchased to replace some ... (more)
Head end changes occur in Washington, where electric motors are swapped for diesels and vice versa.