When most people think of New England, quaint villages and fall colors are the first things that spring to mind. Go back 100 years and more, however, and you'd find a region filled with factories ... (more)
Why settle for a mere 4,200 horsepower to haul the four-car Boston section of Amtrak's "Lake Shore Limited" when you can throw 12,600 horsepower at it for good measure? This view is at W... (more)
The westbound "Lake Shore Limited" crosses North Elm Street in downtown Westfield shortly after making its station stop in Springfield. Next stop: Pittsfield.
The Chicago-bound Boston section of "The Lake Shore Limited" accelerates out of West Springfield, MA along the Westfield River, preparing for its assault of the Berkshires just ahead. Th... (more)
The Boston edition of the "Lake Shore Limited" has departed Back Bay Station and is passing through Fenway running parallel to the Mass Pike. The final destination for the train is Chicago.
The Westbound Lake Shore Limited is seen passing the iconic mill and Mill Pond Dam in West Warren, MA.
After meeting it's counterpart in Pittsfield, the 145 bursts into warm sunlight on it's westward journey to Albany/Rensselaer Station.
The Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited pulls out of Springfield with a Shuttle set in the background. The station is in the process of platform renovations.
Amtrak's Boston section of the Lakeshore Limited heads west through Athol Junction towards Springfield station.
The Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited waits in Albany for the New York section before being combined as one for the remainder of the jounrey to Chicago. The rear car is a Horizon Dinette, w... (more)
Westbound Lake Shore Limited Boston section arrives at Springfield. The platforms are being rebuilt as part of a project to restore Springfield Union Station to service. The building closed in 197... (more)
On A Hunch. While my son napped in the backseat, I didn't see the harm in stopping at North Grafton. I knew that an extra crew had brought AMTK 145 from the Downeaster pool o... (more)
The last of the fall foliage is clinging to the trees as the Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited leaves its station stop at Springfield, Mass., on its way to Chicago.
The phase I Amtrak heritage pulls NB thru the Rensselaer station with the Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited. The 449 is getting into position to tie onto the NY section once it arrives.