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#21 Acela150

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thanks to Mr.FSS for help with the Avatar.  :hi:  :)

 

Mine is a photo of an Acela Express set heading North to New York and Boston at Wilmington, DE when the 40th Anniversary Train was there. Some of us had a little AU Mini Gathering! Piotr got on the train I was getting off, we briefly said hello. Alan, Jis, Betty (AmtrakBlue), and of course yours truly were in attendance.  


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

Thanks to Mr.FSS for help with the Avatar.  :hi:  :)

 

Mine is a photo of an Acela Express set heading North to New York and Boston at Wilmington, DE when the 40th Anniversary Train was there. Some of us had a little AU Mini Gathering! Piotr got on the train I was getting off, we briefly said hello. Alan, Jis, Betty (AmtrakBlue), and of course yours truly were in attendance.  

Thought that pic looked familiar.  :D



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

Mine is a photo of the Orlando station.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

Mine is of BWI.  I flew into BWI then took the train home to WIL.  I love planes too, and was happy to see that the flight path for arrivals was over the train station (saw the train station from the plane).  And it was really neat how the planes appeared to be aiming for the parking garage (sorry if that upsets people due to 9/11). 

 

I flew out of BWI just this past Monday........ after taking the Silver Meteor to Baltimore and riding a NEC Regional train from BAL to BWI....... for the AGR points of course!

 

When I was in grad school at the University of Maryland I could sometimes shake loose for an afternoon of railfanning. One 'circle trip' I liked was riding the MARC Commuter train to Camden Yards, light rail to Baltimore Penn Station, MARC down to BWI where I really liked that pedestrian bridge over the tracks, then MARC down to Washington and Metro back to College Park as by this time of day the MARC Camden Line trains would be done for the night.

 

This was pre-9/11 and pre-AGR so I was riding on the cheap and not harassed by anyone for just watching trains!


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:41 PM

Thanks to Mr.FSS for help with the Avatar.  :hi:  :)

 

Mine is a photo of an Acela Express set heading North to New York and Boston at Wilmington, DE when the 40th Anniversary Train was there. Some of us had a little AU Mini Gathering! Piotr got on the train I was getting off, we briefly said hello. Alan, Jis, Betty (AmtrakBlue), and of course yours truly were in attendance.  

 

 

I like your photo........ and Mr.FSS is a tremendous resource with things photographic. I really like that original photo of the L&N E in Louisville! That was one attractive paint scheme.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

Here is the larger version of my photo -

 

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

Mine is a photo I took on one of our earlier trips on the Crescent.  It's a photo of the front of the Anniston, AL, Amtrak station.  It still says "Southern Railway" (love it!) and is one of those cool old stations.  It's our preferred departure point although Atlanta is closer. 

 

Here's a confession - I was trying to figure out what station your photo was of and that's what prompted me to start this thread!


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

You tell me. :P

 

At the risk of turning this into 'Name That Station', I'd say it looks like the Amtrak Station in Whitefish, MT.

 

Why Whitefish?

I just like the look....I used to live in Kalispell and have been all over Montana...btw, I went to school in western NC! Will see that station in person on Sunday evening.

 

I'm curious which school in WNC....... and hope you have a nice trip on the Empire Builder.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:51 PM

Mine was taken on May 28, 2012 at sunrise from the "railfan window" of train 27 near Pasco, WA. I like the scenery, and the fact that the window is a bit dirty. That's Amtrak for you!
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This one is very nice......... dirt and all!


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

Here's the original pic of BWI that I used for my avatar

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

Mine is pretty obvious.  I took a picture of the Amtrak station sign for Ocala just before it came down in, I think, 2010.  Last steel wheels carrying passengers nearly 9 years ago, and now we're just an Ambus station.  No more Amtrak ticket agent either.  Glad I got the picture before they destroyed the sign.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

Oops, looks like I was tipsy after my flight. Don't know how that happened.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

Mine is pretty obvious.  I took a picture of the Amtrak station sign for Ocala just before it came down in, I think, 2010.  Last steel wheels carrying passengers nearly 9 years ago, and now we're just an Ambus station.  No more Amtrak ticket agent either.  Glad I got the picture before they destroyed the sign.

 

Next time just grab the whole sign and throw it in the trunk or strap it to the roof.   :lol:


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:47 PM

Mine is of me outside the Southwest Chief in Albuquirky NM. My wife insisted on taking the photo even though I thought I looked too thin and over dressed.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:06 PM

Mine shows my granddaughter and me riding on the Sacramento River Train a few years ago. We were in the open-air car. I think she was about 4 or 5 then. She's 11 now and has become as crazy about trains as I am. Once in awhile I will take a short trip without her, and it seems strange to go to the cafe car without buying skittles!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

Oops, looks like I was tipsy after my flight. Don't know how that happened.

Had fun in First Class and the free drinks, huh?
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:45 PM

A closeup of a lapel pin I purchased at the gift shop inside LAUPT sometime in the late '80s.  I'm not sure if it is a design that has ever been officially used for the train.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:25 PM


Oops, looks like I was tipsy after my flight. Don't know how that happened.


Had fun in First Class and the free drinks, huh?



Not hardly. Soda & pretzels in the last row. Did stop at a terminal side restaurant for a crab cake before heading over to the train station.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

Mine is self explainatory


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

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