RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 722 Amtrak GE P30CH at Taylorsville, Virginia by John Sesonske
 
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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
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AMTK 722 (more..)
AMTK 52, Auto Train (more..)
John Sesonske (more..)
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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.
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