State of the Silver Service

Due to CSX track work in North Carolina, the Silver Star is now operating Thursday through Sunday and the Silver Meteor is running Sunday through Thursday.

The idea is just one train operates each day although there is some overlap on some days.

For instance the Star runs northbound on Thursday but not southbound while the Meteor runs in both directions. This schedule is temporary and will last through June 2.

Train consists are smaller with the Star running with typically five cars although I did see a four-car train. The Meteor is typically six to seven cars.

The top photograph shows the southbound Silver Meteor at Folkston, Georgia, while the bottom image shows the northbound Meteor at Hardeeville, South Carolina, running with three P42DC locomotives and six cars.

Interestingly, all Amtrak trains that I saw had at least two engines even the four-car train.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

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