The Boston section of Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited gets underway out of South Station. It’s headed for Albany and its Chicago connection beneath the semaphores that were a distinctive part of South Station from its opening in 1899 until its major reconstruction in the mid-1980s.
September 11, 1980
It’s the night before Amtrak, and Penn Central train #8, the New York-Boston Merchants Limited, has completed its final run under private operation as it stands at the bumper in Boston’s South Station. This was once the New Haven Railroad’s premier train on the route, and its next run will be under Amtrak. The locomotive is an ex-PRR E8.
April 30, 1971
Penn Central’s Federal
Westbound before departure at Boston South Station, April 30, 1971; photo by Tom Nelligan
E8 4076 is ready for departure heading the “New England States” at South Station, Boston on February 23, 1963.
An ex-Pennsylvania E8 leads the Patriot out of South Station, Boston on May 24, 1970.
The Merchant’s Limited leaves South Station, Boston on July 3, 1967.
5 More New Haven FL9 Photos from Roger Puta by Marty Bernard
NH Train 27, The Merchants Limited, led by FL9 2048 departing from South Station, Boston, MA on September 4, 1965.