Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Train
In Jackson MI



My Homepage for Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Train
The train in Baltimore MD  Most of the detail shots are on this page
The train in Perryville MD
The train at the Strasburg RR in Strasburg PA
The train in Harrisburg PA
The train in Scranton PA at Steamtown
The train in Jackson MI
The train in Ft Worth TX
The train in Richmond VA
The train in Wilmington DE
The train in New York City

Saturday October the 8th, 2011 was a gorgeous day, in fact, my whole week in Michigan (after a really, really rainy start to my trip on the preceding Sunday and Monday) was most spectacular with the fall colors going full tilt!

On top of that, the sight lines were the best I have seen so far, having also seen the train in Baltimore MD, Perryville MD, Harrisburg PA, Scranton PA, and Strasburg PA.

If you plan on visiting the area, please check my guides for towns in the area:
Ann Arbor
      Grand Rapids
     Or the index to all 23 of my maps and guides for Michigan is here if you want some other destination.



The above photo came from the Akron Railroad Club's website at: http://akronrrclub.wordpress.com/tag/amtrak-40th-anniversary-exhibit-train/
A WB Wolverine meets the Anniversary train on Saturday afternoon.

Inside the station, it was very busy up until the 4pm closing time.

I have a picture of the commemorative painting in my Baltimore page, but I did not get a picture of the info board for it.

I don't remember seeing the info board on the Amtrak logo earlier on in the trips, but I suffer from CRS :-)

Steve Ostrowski and myself... Steve is THE 40th Anniversary Trainmaster, and you will find him at every stop the train makes.  He is the best of the best.  He kidded me about stalking him since when I saw him in Scranton, I told him it would probably be the last time... surprise!  We're looking forward to seeing him in Richmond VA and maybe Raleigh NC and/or the Spencer Shops NC next spring!  If you get a chance to say hi to him, make sure you thank him for the excellent job they have all done with the train!

Two Amtrak officers came over from Chicago with their canine friend.

An Amtrak plaque they picked up in (I believe) Providence RI (see, it pays to visit often!!!)

Mildred, from the west coast, was doing the honors in the gift shop and doing an exemplary job putting up with all of us railfans.

Mindy (L) and Kelli are from America By Rail, and provide complete tour by rail packages on Amtrak or by VIA in Canada.

Guys from the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers had a table full of goodies....

When you're not in awe at the rest of the train, you have more time to take in the "peripheral" stuff :-)  It was tough to get a good picture of the rug with the sunlight shining on part of it.

Reps from the National Association of Railroad Passengers were present.

I would like to thank Dave from Royal Oak for taking this picture!

Travelling in style!

The train had one of the largest crowds coming thru despite the train not being near any metro area, altho Steve did say that the closer to a large city they were, the crowds were usually smaller.

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