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Amtrak-03 7-11-98 by eyepilot13 Amtrak-03 7-11-98 by eyepilot13
7/11/98: From Canal Street, an Amtrak SW pulls some roadrailers from the South connector. I still occasionally see an AMTRAK roadrailer trailer on the NS on the IHB
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.
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Nightwolf7311 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It will be sad when NS discontinues RoadRailer service this year :/
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
The giant snake is heading this way :)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's not something you see every day!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...and you won't anymore! :(
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mikeuscg Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artist
I miss the Amtrak Roadrailers. Shame to see all that mail service gone from the rails.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know!!! Amtrak is so much more boring...one baggage car and then the bi-levels, once in a while a private varnish or a heritage loco...otherwise Bleh!
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mikeuscg Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Our local Amtrak (The Pere Marquette) is usally a Cabbage, 3 or 4 superliners and a loco. It is very rare that we see the private varnish, and it seems like most of the time we do, it is either coming to or going from the shortline I work for. Private car storage is kind of a big thing for us. We had the ex-NYC Babbling Brook until recently, and the famous NAVY observation car has been known to park on one of our sidings before.

I used to love seeing the cross-country runs through Northern Indiana with all the baggage, mail and express cars outnumbering coaches and sleepers 3 to 1. I do get to see the 110 mph Porter, IN-Kalamazoo, MI runs on occasion, but they go so fast that you can't really see them unless you catch one at a station stop.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting perspective, of course Centraa always draws the varnish in Summer, but I miss all the extra high speed boxes Amtrak had...at least I got pix!
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mikeuscg Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artist
Yeah, if it wasn't for the pictures, the memories of the boxes would go the way of wreck trains, RPOs and Alcos.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know it! I wish I got more shots...I was young and clueless!
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androidman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot, i think you got the timing just right :)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!!
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piojote Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow :) nice photo
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Fuchsman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty rare to come across any Amtrak freighter's; faving.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They used to carry fast freight but not anymore! Thanks for faving!
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Hula121 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I used to see RoadRailers on the Coast Starlight.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful perspective in this photo! Nice shot!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks GG! Appreciate the comment!I've been searching for this particular pic to post for some time now!
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Masha05 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Writer
What happened was the roadrailers were no different then the baggage cars. They would of been better off using snail mail in specialized mail cars so the railroads could at least prioritize them. The reason Triple Crown still exists is because they transport a lot more then just some mail.. CP and NS have profited from these trains which was started by NS and then expanded by Conrail and now CP rail.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! I catch the Calumet Yard to Twin Cities RR on the Belt. AMTRAK did have those high speed boxcars to and now they are also gone. Looking for a good shot of them.
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SMT-Images Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! I appreciate it!
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