Tom Golden photo.
Despite lack of wires or full Amtrak/Government support, Boston had fast 100 MPH plus train service to New York in the seventies. Number 51 is crossing the curved high bridge just north of the Ci... (more)
The colours of these signals at Crugers, NY are nicely matched with the surrounding fall foliage, as Amtrak's "Electric City Express" from Albany heads south to New York's Grand Central Terminal.
Turbopower no more. Once the pride of Amtrak's Empire Service fleet, the lone RTL-II Turboliner set is now slowly crumbling away behind the former Super Steel Schenectady plant. Thi... (more)
The second generation "Turbotrain" was an early French high-speed, gas turbine train. the RTG (Rame à Turbine à Gaz) with hydraulic transmission had five carriages with 280 seats and were introduc... (more)
Amtrak's Turboliner 155 approaching Peekskill along the Hudson River, with an Empire State service from Albany to New York's Grand Central Terminal.
passage à Libourne du Turbotrain Lyon-Bordeau
le Turbotrain Bordeaux-Lyon attend le signal de départ
With the Fall colors doing their stuff, Amtrak turbo unit No 151 exits Oscawana tunnel with the New York bound "New Amsterdam".
A Turbotrain returning from New York hits full stride through Attleboro. The sun has just set but there is enough afterglow to light the scene. For more Trubo train shotsmore)
"Empire State Express"
St. Louis bound.
Turboliner in mid-life. Coupler shroud off, soot on white roof. Note dead ex-Amtrak RDC in background.
Nearly new Turboliner cruises along at 79 mph on not yet improved track. Note the front coupler fairing is still in place.
One of Amtrak's French-built turbotrains making a station stop southbound at Springfield, IL || June 1975