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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: 739819

Phase III Amtrak Heritage Unit #145 leading solo.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wellesley, MA, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 145
Train ID: Amtrak 449
Photo Date: May 29, 2020


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By: Sam Dwyer

Added: Jun 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 736654

With Boston's landmark Hancock Building in the background, an Amtrak E8/F40 team is about to depart the open air platforms at Back Bay with a corridor train for Washington. Tracks in this area are... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 495
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August 11, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 732556

Its journey from Washington nearly complete, an Amtrak corridor train enters the old Back Bay Station in Boston. The smoke screen in the background was left by a just-departed MBTA local. The trac... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 202
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 731797

The Boston edition of the "Lake Shore Limited" has departed Back Bay Station and is passing through Fenway running parallel to the Mass Pike. The final destination for the train is Chicago. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 124
Train ID: AMTK 449
Photo Date: April 07, 2020


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Apr 07, 2020

Views: 1,345
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Photo ID: 729545

As part of the continuous detour trains through Vermont for Pan Am Railways due to the Hoosac Tunnel collapse, manifest train 16R is seen holding in Greenfield for Amtrak's Valley Flyer departing ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5609
Train ID: PAS 16R
Photo Date: March 21, 2020


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Mar 21, 2020

Views: 1,153
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Photo ID: 727445

Before the current and much larger Amtrak/MBTA Route 128 station and parking garage were opened in 2000, this modest pseudo-Colonial structure built by the New Haven RR in 1965 served passengers t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Westwood, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 213
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: January 03, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 721884

Amtrak heritage non-powered cab unit #406 is seen leading Downeaster train #694 over the Merrimack River Bridge in Haverhill, MA. The bridge was constructed in 1920 by the Boston & Maine Railroad ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: NPCU
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 406
Train ID: AMTK 694
Photo Date: January 05, 2020


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Jan 06, 2020

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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 720948

The Westbound Lake Shore Limited is seen passing the iconic mill and Mill Pond Dam in West Warren, MA. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Warren, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 95
Train ID: AMTK 449
Photo Date: December 27, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Dec 28, 2019

Views: 1,462
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 720466

Amtrak's state-supported Bay State, the Boston-Washington "Inland Route" train via Springfield and Hartford, swings through a curve at Wellesley, MA, on the former Boston & Albany. This ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 218
Train ID: the Bay State
Photo Date: June, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 720465

I don't know whether there was a special group on board or the crew was just feeling festive, but this edition of the Boston section of Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited saluted the Christmas season as ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 346
Train ID: 449, Lake Shore Ltd.
Photo Date: December 06, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 23, 2019

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Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 720103

Amtrak Regional 171 passes through downtown Attleboro and the commuter rail station at 125 mph. The locomotive has a temporary Coca Cola wrap that was applied for the holiday season. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 606
Train ID: AMTK 171
Photo Date: December 19, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Dec 19, 2019

Views: 1,112
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Photo ID: 718646

Amtrak Train 683 (Downeaster) is seen passing through Wilmington, MA in a snowstorm with a snow-covered Christmas wreath. This line is the former Boston & Maine New Hampshire Route. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 55
Train ID: AMTK 683
Photo Date: December 03, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Dec 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 715862

Amtrak Train 163 zips through Attleboro, MA with engine 649 leading the way on a beautiful late fall afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 649
Train ID: 163
Photo Date: November 02, 2019


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By: John Kittredge

Added: Nov 10, 2019

Views: 925
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Photo ID: 711155

In Amtrak's early days, Northeast Corridor trains out of Boston could be fairly modest things. A Penn Central E8, a parlor car, and two coaches made up this New York-bound train rolling through th... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Readville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 4248
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 27, 2019

Views: 3,658
Comments: 4

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 709487

A Springfield Shuttle departs over Main Street.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 95
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 2019


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Sep 10, 2019

Views: 1,280
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