Canadian National's new United Aircraft Turbo-Trains flashes by almost silently. Although loved by many, these trains were plagued by mechanical problems and were withdrawn from service for the f... (more)
Approaching the Joliet station stop
Yet another oddity on Amtrak in the early 90's was the Turboliner, which could still be seen in regular service running between NYC and Albany.
Amtrak train No. 280 blasts out of the tunnel at Garrison, New York, on April 11, 1991.
A pair of brand new Turboliners, not yet in revenue service, bracket the "pointless arrow" on the SDP40F that's the outbound power for the evening's Lake Shore Limited.
The French built Turbotrain is seen here passing Nero tower on the former New York Central line.
Surplus: Rust streaks adorn the flank of Amtrak 2131, one of power cars on the only RTL-II Turboliner set in existence, which for years has been slowly crumbling behind the former Super St... (more)
The tower operator is at trackside with the train orders. The Turboliner is still on the Michigan line but will soon enter the former New York Central main as it proceeds west to Chicago.
One of Amtrak's Rohr Turboliner trainsets speeds toward the tunnel at Breakneck Ridge, New York, with an Albany to New York City train on April 14, 1991. In the background is the Hudson River, whi... (more)
A Turboliner is seen crossing the Chicago River at South Branch Bridge. Tom Golden photo.