Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Train
In New York City NY
National Train Day
May 12th, 2012


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

Amtrak could not have picked a better place to end the tour of their Anniversary Train!

If ya'll missed the train in New York City, you missed a most excellent time.  In addition to the Anniversary train, on display was also: an Acela Train, a couple of Metro North engines, several of the latest Metro North cars, a number of heritage fleet cars, several observation cars, including one from Amtrak.  Upstairs where the displays and booths were, the place was packed with elbow room only.  The longest line was for people to go thru the heritage cars.

The train must have been very cool to see coming down from Albany with the attached heritage cars, but it did so under the cover of darkness, so pictures were not possible.  I'm not sure when it returned.

For those of you that were there, you may have noticed that the power car, #406, was not on display, this is because it was too big to fit through the tunnels.

I would like to thank ALL of the Amtrak and non-Amtrak people who volunteered their time over the past year to help with the train, as they ALL did a great job and were about as nice and helpful as anyone could be.  Kudos also have to go to the Amtrak Police Department and other security people involved for allowing us railfans to run all over the place, sometimes even to places we weren't supposed to go.

Pictures were not always easy to get because of the narrow platforms and the droves of people in the way.....

  We say goodbye to Steve Ostrowski, who has been just the best as the train's Trainmaster over the past year

 George and Fran selling Amtrak souvenirs upstairs

  The Anniversary Train

  The Metro North engines

  GCT fire brigade

  The Amtrak Observation Car #10001

  Amtrak volunteer G. Pollard

  Amtrak volunteer S. Van Tuyl

  Dunno, forgot to get her name :-(

 The Acela train

  One of the newer Metro North cars, the cab is slightly more complicated than 40 years ago :-)

General pictures, mostly upstairs

BTW, if you happened to have one of the National Park Service's Stamp Book, they had a stamp for the day!

L to R, my original Passport Book from October 1987 (it's binding has left the book in pieces :-), my first "official" visit to one of the National Park sights, before I bought the book, the first stamp from the Chiricahua National Park in Arizona, the stamp from National Train Day 2012, and the new 25th Anniversary Edition Passport Book I got when the Anniversary train was in Scranton at Steamtown

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