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.
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