The Downeaster has just passed the MBTA purple line maintenance facility and will be at North Station in a few moments.
The Downeaster rolls into Boston, only about a mile or so from its final destination of North Station. This unit wears the latest revision of NPCU paint, with the blue lettering, enlarged Downeas... (more)
Rolling into the UNH station about 10 minutes late on a hot Memorial Day Weekend.
The 693 departs Dover, NH for Wells, ME and beyond.
White Scotchlite® Markings on a Platinum Mist Nose? Not the Best Idea...Amtrak Downeaster #694 arrives at Dover, New Hampshire, on September 17, 2016. This train is making ... (more)
The Downeaster heads over the bridge and through Salmon Mills in Rollinsford just before making a quick stop in Dover before continuing South to Boston.
A Downeaster train passes through Lawrence on its way to Boston. Many old mill buildings in Lawrence survive and have been repurposed. While it is a stop for MBTA commuter trains, Amtrak simply pa... (more)
A southbound Downeaster is about to leave Maine and enter New Hampshire as it crosses the Salmon Falls River.
Amtrak developed their non-powered Control Units (NPCUs) by removing the prime mover, main alternator, and traction motors from surplus F40 locomotives. The control stand was left in place, as wer... (more)
The Amtrak Downeaster is the one to clear the path after the Blizzard of 2015 covered the tracks with 2 feet of snow. I was covered in snow after they passed. It was an awesome thing to experience... (more)
Dodging The Cars. One of the Downeaster pool's NPCUs brings up the markers of Amtrak 689 as it rolls above Inner Belt Road in Somerville, Mass., maybe two miles out of North ... (more)
The rear end of an NPCU in fresh Phase IV... mmmmhmmmm.
Amtrak Downeaster train 686 flies through the Scarborough marsh on a chilly Thursday afternoon.
The northbound Downeaster kicks up leaves as it passes an old factory building in Exeter, New Hampshire. The Exeter station stop is visible through the trees to the right of the train.
Amtrak Downeaster #682 bursts out of the early morning fog and past the old Boston and Maine station at Wells, Maine.