In 1994 Amtrak was power short! this is west bound inland route train 149 the Bay state
Palmer Center, MA
The state-funded Bay State was Amtrak’s “inland route” train between Boston and Washington via Worcester, Springfield, and Hartford. The lingering winter snow was giving way to the early spring sun on a March morning as F40 207 swung through Wellesley, MA, westbound on Conrail’s former Boston & Albany line, which was once four tracks through here.
Amtrak’s “The Bay State” pulling into town.
Setting sun encounters Yankee Clipper
Southbound Colonial meets Northbound Selkirk freight on the crowded shoreline route of the former New Haven Railroad. This picture is from an era of great transition in the railroad world. Penn Central is close to shutting down and Amtrak will soon be trading in the old E units.
Afternoon Senator headed for New York and Washington.
The roll sign at Back Bay, Boston announcing the departure of the Merchants Limited in December, 1970.
An ex-Pennsylvania E8 leads the Patriot out of South Station, Boston on May 24, 1970.
Number 175 The Patriot passing Mansfield tower the day after an unexpected nor’easter dumped a little snow.
The Merchant’s Limited leaves South Station, Boston on July 3, 1967.