The SB Palmetto exits DC's urban core and heads for the Long Bridge to Virginia and points south. The building in the background is new, modestly altering this scene.
A day after a record snowstorm, Amtrak service resumes as the Palmetto makes its way south.
The southbound Palmetto crosses the James River in Richmond, and some fall foliage is still hanging on even though it's December!
Palmetto Crossing Over: Delayed by the extreme cold plaguing the Northeast, a late Palmetto, Train 89, crosses over from Track 3 to Track 4 at Iselin interlocking in preparation for the st... (more)
The southbound "Palmetto" arriving at BWi
The southbound Palmetto passes under the classic Atlantic Coast Line signal bridge at Contentnea Creek along the south end subdivision. The signal bridge was replaced in 2013.
Amtrak's "Palmetto" on the way to Savannah
Diesels under the wires
Locomotive 89 on train 89
Amtrak's southbound Palmetto rounds the sweeping curve at BX Tower with one P30CH as motive power.
The southbound Silver Palm rounds the curve at BX Tower with an assortment of motive power and equipment.
Amtrak's Palmetto, which holds the distinction of being the first train I ever rode on my own as a youngster, back in 1976, is seen here 32 years later passing by my window at the L'Enfant Plaza H... (more)
In March of 2009, a snowstorm dumped a 6-12+ inches on some parts of the mid-atlantic states.
Almost to North Carolina
Amtrak's Palmetto is southbound at Falling Creek in south Richmond, Virginia.