655 rests with train after another jaunt along the NEC.
An HHP leads a Northeast Regional through the lift bridge at Newark. Dock Tower is seen to the left of the bridge.
Amtrak's southbound Crescent rolls through North Elizabeth with one of the last two remaining HHP-8 electric locomotives. The other HHP-8 is the 655. The will both soon be retired, being replaced ... (more)
Since there's only two left, I've been shooting these otherwise uninteresting units more than usual.
Note the engineer...
One of two HHPs still in service has just completed its run.
Now retired, but at the time the 664 was bringing a Northeast Regional into Washington DC.
Only two Amtrak HHP-8 locomotives, Nos. 651 and 655, remain in service. The new Siemens ACS-64 have deemed most of the ill-fated HHP-8 locomotives surplus. Soon, both of the remaining HHP-8s will ... (more)
Kicking up the snow on a crisp morning.
Amtrak 653 approaching its destination in Washington, DC passing by K Tower while working through a maze of tracks and catenary.
Life comes at you fast on the NEC even when the speed is restricted to 100 mph along this stretch..
The engineer pops his head out the window of this HHP to say hello before departing on a foggy morning.
An HHP led Northeast Regional passes the rather massive Dock Tower; one of the few manned towers still on the NEC.
Dying breed - HHP-8 nearing end of the line on Amtrak; here 660 races north on the nec approaching a station stop at 30th St. in Philly as a streetcar crosses overhead.
A southbound Amtrak train, pulled by an increasingly uncommon HHP-8, passes a southbound NJT train stopped at Elizabeth.