Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak P42DC No. 95’

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.

Didn’t Beat the Clouds

March 15, 2019

I was hoping to get a photograph of the eastbound Lake Shore Limited with sunlight on the nose and dark clouds behind it.

But the clouds moved faster than the train and by the time No. 48 reached my location in Olmsted Falls the skies had clouded over the leading edge of a winter storm reached northeast Ohio.

No. 48 was nearly three hours late at the time that it reached suburban Cleveland.