RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 722 Amtrak GE P30CH at Taylorsville, Virginia by John Sesonske
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

Amtrak (more..)
GE P30CH (more..)
RF&P Mainline, South Anna River Trestle, off Old Ridge Road, south of Doswell (more..)
Taylorsville, Virginia, USA (more..)
July, 1990
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
AMTK 722 (more..)
AMTK 52, Auto Train (more..)
John Sesonske (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Early in the morning on an already hot and hazy Virginia day, three P30CHs haul the Auto Train NB only a few miles from the destination of Lorton VA at the end of a nonstop sprint from Florida. Trailing are 11 Heritage cars, including a dome and full length dome, 4 amfleets and the auto carriers. Amtrak only had 25 of these POOCHs and they were supposedly the first locomotive designed new for Amtrak. However, they were basically cowled U30Cs, much like the ATSF U30CG. And these were as equally unpopular with crews and management on Amtrak as the U30CGs were on ATSF. In their later days these units were restricted, for the most part, to the Auto Train and the Sunset Limited. Actual location just south of Taylorsville and east of Gum Tree just off US 1.
Community Response Photo Comments (4) 
Views: 7,523     Favorited: 28
Since added on September 15, 2008

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (3)+ Add to Album
Amtrak in Virginia

Album created by member Ellis Simon
Album Views: 545
With Northeast Regional trains, Auto Train and long distance service to Florida, New Orleans and Chicago, a lot of train riding and train watching can be had.

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 118,478
An album-full of the unique descendants of the cab unit. Interested in cab units too? Click here.

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 368,406
Looking for rare, obscure, or otherwise exotic locomotives? Look here!
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright 2008 John Sesonske. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2019. All Rights Reserved.