Northeast Corridor Wilmington, Delaware—October 15, 2015—six photos.

I arrived on Amtrak 173, which was actually ahead of schedule. By arrangement, I met Bruce and Steve Barry on the platform.

I was on my way to give a talk on British and Irish Railways to the Wilmington Chapter National Railway Historical Society, but Bruce advised me before arrival that we’d have time to photograph a few trains.

They’d selected an ideal spot at the north-end of platform C. The light was perfect and over the course of about 10 minutes we caught three southward trains.

A new Siemens ACS-64 leads Amtrak 97 Silver Meteor at Wilmington, Delaware on October 15, 2015. Exposed with my FujiFilm X-1.
A new Siemens ACS-64 leads Amtrak 97 Silver Meteor at Wilmington, Delaware on October 15, 2015. Exposed with my FujiFilm X-1.
Viewliner sleepers on train 97.
Viewliner sleepers on train 97.
Heritage diner on Amtrak 97. Now, how cool is that?
Heritage diner on Amtrak 97. Now, how cool is that?
A SEPTA local rolls in from Philadelphia. This is one of the ROTEM built Silverliner Vs.
A SEPTA local rolls in from Philadelphia. This is one of the ROTEM built Silverliner Vs.
I had my camera shutter set in 'turbo flutter' ('CH' continuous high), which allowed me to position the pantograph a top the Silverliner in just the right spot. The next frame in sequence cropped it in a unappealing way.
I had my camera shutter set in ‘turbo flutter’ (‘CH’ continuous high), which allowed me to position the pantograph a top the Silverliner in just the right spot. The next frame in sequence cropped it in a unappealing way.

For me the highlight of this short but productive venture was the passage of Amtrak number 97, the Silver Meteor (New York Penn-Station to Florida) which carried Viewliner sleepers and one of the few remaining heritage diners.

I was experimenting with my FujiFilm X-T1, and used the silent digital shutter, instead of the mechanical shutter that I typically use to make railroad photos. I’ll elaborate on that in a future post.

Amtrak Acela Express train 2165 was on its way to Washington DC.
Amtrak Acela Express train 2165 was on its way to Washington DC.

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One comment on “Northeast Corridor Wilmington, Delaware—October 15, 2015—six photos.

  1. Great images for a great Autumn day.