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Amtrak in Massachusetts
Once treated like a backwater with decrepit locomotives, cars and track, Massachusetts has become a star in the Amtrak constellation with electrification to Boston, service to Maine and an upgraded Connecticut Valley line.
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Photo ID: 706883

Amtrak F40s 228 and 273 are seen at Springfield in 1999. Note the old, trackless carriage, on the right. Is it still there?

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 228
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 27, 1999


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Aug 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 706294

In the mid-1980s, Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains exited Boston via the MBTA Fairmount branch as the NEC mainline between Back Bay and Forest Hills was relocated from an embankment to an open cut... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 350
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: September, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 701542

Since the MBTA Green Line Extension project has been shutting down the Lowell Line on weekends, Amtrak must detour down the Western Route via Reading. Here, Amtrak 694 dips into the Wellington Tun... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: NPCU
Location: Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 406
Train ID: 694
Photo Date: June 02, 2019


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By: Wayne Johnson

Added: Jun 28, 2019

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Photo ID: 696276

The Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited pulls out of Springfield with a Shuttle set in the background. The station is in the process of platform renovations.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 77
Train ID: AMTK 449
Photo Date: January, 2019


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: May 06, 2019

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Photo ID: 686955

Leading a Boston bound Downeaster Set, the Amtrak NPCU Heritage unit 406 glides on though Cross Roads in southern Haverhill, MA.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: F40PH NPCU
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 406
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 25, 2019


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By: Ryan Adams

Added: Feb 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 685386

P42s 13,38 and F40PH 228 head towards Boston.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Middlefield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 13
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 1997


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By: Graham Atkin

Added: Jan 26, 2019

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Photo ID: 684558

Amtrak's westbound Bay State, the state-supported "Inland Route" train out of Boston via Springfield and Hartford, accelerates through Weston, MA, on the former Boston & Albany as a Conrail freigh... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 227
Train ID: Bay State
Photo Date: November, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 682801

A summer shower is pouring down as Amtrak train 448, the Boston section of the eastbound Lake Shore Limited, storms through Ashland, MA, with a mix of Heritage and Amfleet equipment behind the usu... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Ashland, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 216
Train ID: #448, Lake Shore Ltd
Photo Date: August, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 676923

Amtrak Train 88 arrived on time at Boston's South Station on the evening of Saturday, February 17, 2018. ACS-64 642 is presents its distinctive "Salutes Our Veterans" logo as it sits ne... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 642
Train ID: 88
Photo Date: February 17, 2018


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Nov 10, 2018

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Photo ID: 667277

Amtrak's Fast Mail was the mail and package express train that operated overnight between Boston and Washington. With a string of baggage cars and a single Amcoach behind its F40, southbound #13 p... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 350
Train ID: #13, the Fast Mail
Photo Date: December, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 658950

The Canton Viaduct was completed in 1835 by the Boston & Providence Railroad. At the time, it was the largest viaduct in the world with a height of 70 feet and a length of 615 feet. It is the las... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Canton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 633
Train ID: AMTK 175
Photo Date: May 24, 2018


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: May 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 656856

As dusk approaches, the setting sun casts a red glow over downtown Boston while an outbound Amtrak train behind a pair of F40s makes its way towards Back Bay Station, the first stop for all Amtra... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 207
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1987


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 656514

Amtrak's westbound Bay State, the onetime "Inland Route" train between Boston and Washington via Springfield and Hartford, speeds through the Wellesley Square, MA, MBTA commuter station on a summe... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 210
Train ID: Bay State
Photo Date: June, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 30, 2018

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Photo ID: 646326

Passengers line up on the platform of Amtrak's Route 128 station in suburban Westwood, MA, as their Washington-bound train enters behind F40PH 208 while a northbound discharges on the adjacent tra... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Westwood, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 208
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 643490

On a cold winter day, Amtrak F40 208 is ready to depart Boston's South Station with a Washington-bound corridor train. A complete reconstruction of the station was imminent, and today high level p... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 208
Train ID: Northeast Corridor
Photo Date: February, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 05, 2018

Views: 1,728
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