National Train Day Special Tracking the Light Posting: Amtrak 449.

Today, May 9, 2015 has been deemed ‘National Train Day’.

My participation with this event was to mark the passage of Amtrak 449, the westward Lake Shore Limited.

So, with this in mind, a little while ago I positioned myself along Route 67 east of Palmer, Massachusetts at a time-honored location along the Boston & Albany route. (Time-honored = I’ve made photos here many times before).

Here was my test photograph exposed at 2:37pm. An hour and five minute later Amtrak 449 finally past my location.
Here was my test photograph exposed at 2:37pm. An hour and five minutes later Amtrak 449 finally past my location.

 

What I’d hoped would only take a few minutes, soon extended into an hour. So it goes when waiting for trains, even scheduled moves.

This was my first view of one of Amtrak’s new baggage cars.

Amtrak train 449 seen east of Palmer, Massachusetts at 3:42pm on Saturday May 9, 2015. Exposed with my Fujifilm X-T1 Digital camera.
Amtrak train 449 seen east of Palmer, Massachusetts at 3:42pm on Saturday May 9, 2015. Exposed with my Fujifilm X-T1 Digital camera.

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2 thoughts on “National Train Day Special Tracking the Light Posting: Amtrak 449.”

  1. Looks like one of the new “Viewliner” baggage units on this train. Seem to be the first time in revenue service..
    Dennis

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