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Amtrak in Pennsylvania, 1971 - 1999
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.
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Photo ID: 582468

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Trains on the Northeast Corridor can be very quiet, and noise from an adjacent street can let an approaching train sneak up on the unwary. Such was the case when this Amt... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Morrisville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 4914
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 11, 2016

Views: 3,436
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Photo ID: 582405

A four car set of Metroliners approaches the junction controlled by Morris Tower in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. This is the point where the Trenton Cutoff diverged from the Northeast Corridor. The ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Metroliner
Location: Morrisville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 821
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jul 11, 2016

Views: 3,158
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Photo ID: 581043

Late 1980s Keystone Line action, with a short train of two Heritage coaches being pulled eastbound by an AEM-7.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: ASEA AEM-7
Location: Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 932
Train ID: 600-Series
Photo Date: November, 1989


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jun 25, 2016

Views: 1,721
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 577820

It's all silver and gray as Amtrak heads west over Rockville Bridge on a December day.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Marysville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 296
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1986


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: May 26, 2016

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Photo ID: 566709

The Broadway Limited under the wires, 4 miles west of Lancaster Station, passing under the abandoned bridge which carried Colebrook Road over the old PRR Main Line. The train is already at full t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Flory Mill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 344
Train ID: AMTK 41
Photo Date: April, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Feb 21, 2016

Views: 2,638
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Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 564646

One of the last GG1-powered Broadway Limiteds is about to cross the now-abandoned Oak Lane crossing on its way to the next stop in Lancaster. The 4924, one of seven units to wear Amtrak's "P... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Salunga, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 4924
Train ID: AMTK 40
Photo Date: April, 1980


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Feb 06, 2016

Views: 3,661
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Photo ID: 561602

A 6-car National Limited is westbound on Leap Year Day 1976, approaching the now-closed Eby-Chiques (or Chickies) Road crossing. The train had a scheduled stop in Lancaster at 3:27 p.m. and is du... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 923
Train ID: AMTK 31
Photo Date: February 29, 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jan 10, 2016

Views: 3,252
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 560704

Early 1990s Keystone Line action, with a rebuilt E60 and three "Heritage" coaches, westbound to Harrisburg. No. 609 was built by GE for Amtrak in November, 1975 as the 957.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: E-60
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 609
Train ID: 600-Series
Photo Date: April, 1991


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jan 03, 2016

Views: 2,931
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Photo ID: 559557

A 3-car Washington Section of the National Limited passes through Lancaster's station without stopping. The train was split in Harrisburg, and Lancaster was served by the New York Section, Train ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 925
Train ID: AMTK 430
Photo Date: June, 1977


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Dec 24, 2015

Views: 3,464
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Photo ID: 548424

With Hurricane Eloise having short-circuited electric operations, Amtrak resorted to using diesels on its long-distance trains through Harrisburg on the weekend of September 27-28. This is the &q... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 593
Train ID: AMTK 31
Photo Date: September 28, 1975


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 29, 2015

Views: 3,298
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Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 547912

The westbound "National Limited" passes the interlocking tower at the junction of the old PRR Main Line and the Atglen & Susquehanna Branch.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK UNK
Train ID: AMTK 31
Photo Date: August 29, 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 25, 2015

Views: 4,907
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Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 547237

The "National Limited" is westbound to Kansas City on Good Friday, 1976. The unique freight/baggage elevator on the left has been preserved, but the umbrellas have been replaced by high... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 911
Train ID: AMTK 31
Photo Date: April 16, 1976


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Sep 20, 2015

Views: 7,514
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Photo ID: 519231

Amtrak 346, leads 40, east bound at Grapeville, PA. 5-16-1986

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Grapeville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMT 346
Train ID: AMT 40
Photo Date: May 16, 1986


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By: Jack D. Kuiphoff

Added: Feb 16, 2015

Views: 1,986
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 501386

The Broadway Limited rolls past AR Tower in Gallitzin, PA on the morning of May 13th,1995.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 360
Train ID: Broadway Limited
Photo Date: May 13, 1995


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By: Matt Atkinson

Added: Oct 09, 2014

Views: 4,508
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Photo ID: 466711

During a beautiful autumn morning in Pennsylvania, Amtrak train No. 40, the Broadway Limited, glides downgrade through Horseshoe Curve west of Altoona on October 23, 1988.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 371
Train ID: AMTK 40
Photo Date: October 23, 1988


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 18, 2014

Views: 6,042
Comments: 1

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