Now Longer And Stronger. Just over a year ago today on May 25, 2020, the Amtrak Lake Shore Limited was down to just 4 cars (coach+diner/sleeper lounge+sleeper+baggage) between Albany-Rensse... (more)
Southbound Lake Shore Limited.
On a gloomy August morning, Amtrak train 260, an Albany - New York Penn "Empire Service" train splits the MP 99 automatic signals in Tivoli, NY on Amtrak's Hudson Line. Modernization is ... (more)
Amtrak train 281 the "Empire Service" passes under the CP 382 signals on its way west as the crew of CSX train Q157 returns to their locomotive after performing a roll by inspection of t... (more)
Amtrak 702 comes into Rhinecliff station on a hot July 4th.
Latest Light. The last Amtrak Empire Service departure from New York's Penn Station in any kind of daylight is train 241 in the summer. This is at good as it gets for light, June 21, as at about ... (more)
The less Limited Lake Shore. Due to CSX construction on the Berkshire and Boston Subs, the Amtrak Lake Shore Limited (Train 48) is not currently splitting in Albany-Rensselaer, and runs as one con... (more)
The Empire Service travels West on a cold Sunday afternoon in Central Upstate New York.
Amtrak Empire Service heads west through Clyde.
"Empire Service at Kings Dock"
Amtrak Train 284 heads east along the Mohawk River at Cranesville, NY, passing Lock 10 of the Erie Canal. This is the former New York Central Water Level Route, today CSX’s Mohawk Subdivision.