Amtrak’s 600 at Zoo Junction.

Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Tracking the Light presents a few views at this busy location.

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor is in transition as the old battle-worn AEM-7s are being phased out and the new Siemens ACS-64 ‘City Sprinter’ locomotives gradually assume their duties.

 

Fellow photographer Pat Yough and I were out to make good use of the sunlight. We’d caught Amtrak 600 the ‘David L. Gunn’ (recently named for Amtrak’s former president 2002-2005) working a Harrisburg-New York Penn Station Keystone on the Main Line and were aiming for another photograph of this unique locomotive.

Amtrak AEM-7 924 crosses the Schuylkill River  working toward Philadelphia's 30th Street Station on the former Pennsylvania Railroad.. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
Amtrak AEM-7 924 crosses the Schuylkill River working toward Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station on the former Pennsylvania Railroad. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
Amtrak AEM-7 924. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
Amtrak AEM-7 924. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
New Amtrak ACS-64 621 leads a Northeast Regional train at Zoo Junction. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
New Amtrak ACS-64 621 leads a Northeast Regional train at Zoo Junction. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
A former Metroliner cab-car leads a Keystone service at Zoo Junction. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
A former Metroliner cab-car leads a Keystone service at Zoo Junction. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
Amtrak 600 was named 'David L. Gunn' and works at the back of a Keystone train. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
Amtrak 600 was named ‘David L. Gunn’ and works at the back of a Keystone train. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
Amtrak 600 was named 'David L. Gunn' and works at the back of a Keystone train. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
Amtrak 600 was named ‘David L. Gunn’ and works at the back of a Keystone train. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.

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