Looking for Passengers in Tryone

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A train approaches a station and from somewhere back in the consist, a door opens. The face of an Amtrak conductor or trainman looks forward to check how many passengers are waiting on the platform.

Of course, with reserved trains, the crew already knows how many people are ticketed to board here.

Still a crew member watches and directs the engineer when “that’ll do when you get ’em stopped.”

I don’t know the name of the conductor of Amtrak’s eastbound Pennsylvanian, shown arriving at Tyrone, Pennsylvania, in December 2015.

After I posted this photograph on a railfan chat list I received an email from a friend of his asking for a copy of the photo to give to him, saying he would soon retire from Amtrak. I was happy to oblige.

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