HiDef: Amtrak Trains of the North East

The Amtrak “Adirondack” and “Vermonter” are featured in this video. 10-11-09 Amtrak 68 heads south bound along Lake Champlain (the natural border to New York and Vermont). The location is just south of Port Henry, New York. I set up just in time (a little unlevel I think), the train was running over 25 minutes late and I also arrived late because I kept stopping for pictures of the amazing Vermont foliage on the way, plus the Bridge To New York is under construction and we sat for several minutes. Thank goodness no cars were coming! Several other fans were up on the rock cliff. P42DC 16 leads the train, which features the Adirondack dome car. 10-13-09 Just south of Montpelier along Route 12, Amtrak 55 bangs along a mix of jointed and welded rail on NECR’s mainline. Although there is some snow in this shot, just a few miles north in Montpelier there was about 1.5 inches on the ground and was the first snowfall of the season. This train runs push-pull due to the wye at Essex Jct. towards Burlington and back. P42DC’s 108 and 103 power the train; some foliage can be seen here, although much of it is in the Green Mountains, you haven’t seen foliage until you take route 125 in the fall! Later, we catch up to the train at White River Junction, we beat it because we can travel fast down I89. It was on time and arrives at 11:05 AM. There was no snow this far south, but some rain. There is some foliage here too; also, the Vermont Railway’s Green Mountain White River Flyer is
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