Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak P42DC 145’

We Interrupt Your Errands for an Amtrak Train

December 13, 2019

The photographer reported that he was running errands on Thursday morning when he learned that Amtrak’s eastbound Lake Shore Limited was running more than two hours late.

Some quick calculations found that he could be trackside in Painesville, Ohio, on the CSX Erie West Subdivision that Amtrak No. 48 uses in about a minute after making its scheduled stop at the post office.

He waited five minutes before No. 48 came charging past with Phase III P42DC heritage unit No. 145 on the point.

No. 48 was late because it was stuck behind the eastbound Capitol Limited after it struck a vehicle at a grade crossing in Ligonier, Indiana, on late Wednesday night.

The driver of the vehicle was killed. Police said he pulled onto the tracks in front of Amtrak No. 30.

Photograph by Edward Ribinskas

Early Morning in Perry, Ohio

June 3, 2019

Amtrak Phase III heritage unit No. 145 has been operating on the Lake Shore Limited between Chicago and Boston in recent weeks.

On many of those trips it was the lead locomotive. Such was the case on May 31 when it led No. 49 and 449 eastward.

Edward Ribinskas got up early to photograph the train at Perry, Ohio, located east of Cleveland.

No. 49 was running on-time and had on the rear private rail car Promontory Point.

A Little Out of the Ordinary

May 18, 2019


Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited usually has two P42DC locomotives pulling it over most of its route, but on May 16-17, it had three.

The lead unit may have been added at Albany-Rensselaer, New York, as online reports indicated that No. 145 was leading the train out of Boston.

No. 48 was running more than three hours late when I photographed it charging through Olmsted Falls, Ohio, on the Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern.

Aside from the trio of P42DCs operating elephant style another out of the ordinary feature of this train was a second Viewliner sleeper in the Boston section.

For those wondering, the train had P42DC Nos.  95, 145 and 28 in that order. The Viewliner dining car was the Dover, which seems these days to be regularly assigned to an equipment set of Nos. 48 and 49.