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Amtrak in Connecticut
See how two of the busiest routes on the Amtrak network have evolved since the railroad started in 1971.
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Photo ID: 639991

Springfield-New Haven shuttle train 407, with a pair of RDCs typical of consists on the route at the time, crosses the Farmington River at Windsor, CT, on a summer afternoon. The handsome stone vi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 20
Train ID: 407
Photo Date: July 14, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 635349

During their fairly short tenure on Amtrak's Springfield line, a pair of Budd SPV-2000s running as a Springfield-New Haven shuttle pause at Berlin, CT. The former New Haven station here, built in ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Budd SPV-2000
Location: Berlin, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Springfield shuttle
Photo Date: March, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 632878

Ancestral New Haven semaphores still guarded the junction at Groton, CT, in the summer of 1984, but replacements were under construction as Amtrak modernized the Shore Line. F40 212 was eastbound ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Groton, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 212
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 631953

Late autumn color is still in the trees as Boston-bound Amtrak train 168 approaches the East Haven, CT, tunnels with the standard F40/Amfleet consist. The East Haven cut and tunnels were part of a... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: East Haven, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 205
Train ID: 168
Photo Date: October, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 627902

A westbound Boston-Washington train speeds nonstop through the station at Old Saybrook, CT, behind Amtrak F40PH 350. In 2017 the tower is gone and trains stop at new high level platforms a couple ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 350
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 621402

Amtrak Train 190 pulls in for a stop in Old Saybrook.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 660
Train ID: AMTK 190
Photo Date: June 28, 2017


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By: Mark Schenking

Added: Jun 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 618876

It's April, and the Long Island Sound beach at Rocky Neck in East Lyme, CT, is empty, but that won't be the case in a couple months. Meanwhile, Amtrak F40PH 309 hurries along with a westbound Nort... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 309
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 611620

An Amtrak corridor train with the usual F40PH/Amfleet consist has just crossed the Thames River and is headed east through Groton, CT, with the I-95 bridge and Amtrak's Groton tower in the backgro... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Groton, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 209
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 30, 2017

Views: 1,676
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Photo ID: 610669

Amtrak's Bay State was the "Inland Route" train that ran from Boston to New York and Washington via Worcester and Springfield, MA, since discontinued. On a late fall morning the southbound Bay Sta... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Berlin, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 212
Train ID: Bay State
Photo Date: November, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 610668

These unique RDCs with locomotive-style cabs were built in 1957 as part of a six-car experimental train for the New Haven RR, called the "Roger Williams" and intended for Boston-New York... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Budd RDC-A
Location: Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 27
Train ID: 405
Photo Date: July 14, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 21, 2017

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Photo ID: 610336

The New Haven RR called this the "Shore Line" for obvious reasons. On a spring afternoon, Amtrak Northeast Corridor train 173 sped west along Long Island Sound at West Mystic, CT, behind one of th... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: West Mystic, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 205
Train ID: 173
Photo Date: April 16, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 18, 2017

Views: 1,571
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Photo ID: 610141

Vermonter 55 heads south through Wallingford on a chilly Monday afternoon. On the following day, during winter storm Stella, Amtrak P42DC 1 was on a northbound plow extra in Longmeadow, Massachuse... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 1
Train ID: 55
Photo Date: March 13, 2017


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By: 3-Step Protection Photography

Added: Mar 16, 2017

Views: 1,727
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Photo ID: 609110

A somewhat weathered E60 leads a southbound Boston-Washington corridor train under former New Haven catenary at Milford, CT. The protective window grates did not improve the appearance of these bi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE E60CP
Location: Milford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 958
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 07, 2017

Views: 1,896
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Photo ID: 595797

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: South Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: ATK 640
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 16, 2016


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By: Ellis Simon

Added: Nov 11, 2016

Views: 1,492
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Photo ID: 593115

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 646
Train ID: 137
Photo Date: October 18, 2016


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By: 3-Step Protection Photography

Added: Oct 18, 2016

Views: 1,339
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