Tuesday, October 26, 2010

VERMONTER changing power and direction

Saw The Vermonter in Palmer, MA on its SOUTHBOUND trip. Here is where it changes DIRECTION and POWER. Those riding facing forward are now facing backward and vice versa. An interesting way to see the inside world of the railroad!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Aerial Shot of LSL #449

Had an oppty to get this overhead shot of the Lake Shore Limited, 449, heading WEST from Worcester, MA on its way to Springfield,,,,and ultimately to Chicago. Hope you enjoy the angle. Anyone know what the X is on the end of the dinette car?

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Here is the Lake Shore Ltd in Worcester, Ma on its trip East. One more stop in Framingham and its then bound for both Boston stops. End of a 1000 mile journey!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SPEEDING Lake Shore in Westborough, MA

Just happened to be in the area when this on time LSL 449 was heading FROM Boston TO Chicago. This is in Westboro, MA, not quite an hour WEST of Boston.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Amtrak Northeast Regional NORTHBOUND at Mystic, CT

Here is a northeast regional Amtrak Train in Mystic, Connecticut.

DOWNEASTER at night!

Here is the Amtrak Downeaster heading NORTH to Portland. Pic taken at Old Orchard Beach. All aboard!

Maine Eastern Railroad

This is the perfect time of year to visit the great State of Maine.  While there, we visited the Maine Eastern Railroad and took their 57 mile trip from Brunswick to Rockland.  The scenery is perfect and the trip is too!

All Aboard!

Friday, October 1, 2010



Eastbound LAKE SHORE to Boston

Saw this in Worcester, MA. On way to Boston. Just two more stops!

DOWNEASTER..Maine to Massachusetts

This train was viewed in Old Orchard Beach, Maine on its way southbound from Portland to Boston. Notice the power at both ends of the train since there is no space to turn the train around during the trip.


For a long time, the run on the Lake Shore from Boston to Albany had NO sleeper car. This is the first time that it reappeared. It makes it so much easier to just board your train ONCE and not have to move when arriving in Albany. Same thing on the return trip. Stay in the same car all the way from Chicago to Boston.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

ACELA at 150 mph NYC to Providence

Here is the Acela express from NYC to Providence. Fastest speeds are EAST of New Haven and between New London and Providence. Only places to reach over 100 MPH. Rest of route is either too curvy in RI or too conjested in CT, north of NY.


Amtrak LSL heading from Boston to Chicago

Taken in Worcester, MA heading west. This was about three miles west of the downtown Worcester train station. It had picked up quite a head of steam. Probably riding about 45 MPH at this time.

Lake Shore Limited Worcester, MA

Here is train 449 heading from Boston, into Worcester, MA, then Springfield, MA, Pittsfield, then Albany and points west. It was on time.