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Riding Amtrak Northeast Regional Holiday Extra 1099 (NJT Arrow IIIs) 11/27/16

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Recorded November 27th, 2016 (11/27/16). Welcome aboard Amtrak Thanksgiving Holiday Extra Northeast Regional train 1099, originating out of New York Penn Station & bound for Washington DC with leased commuter equipment (NJT GE Arrow III EMU). Along the way, we make the following station stops:


Newark Penn Station - 14:20

Metropark - 31:08

Trenton Transit Center - 1:02:55

30th Street Station, Philadelphia - 1:34:15

Wilmington, DE - 2:07:30

Baltimore Penn Station - 3:04:51

BWI Airport Railway Station - 3:21:02

New Carrollton - 3:38:25

Union Station, Washington DC - 3:47:05


Due to the equipment, we are limited to 80 MPH the entire way down, but despite that, the ride was still pretty decent. We start off in the first car (1361), but end up moving to the second car (1362), so that I can position myself over a motor truck as opposed to a trailer truck. Additionally, the horn on 1361 was crap, so I didn't have a compelling reason to stay in the first car. I apologize for the sun sliding into and out of the shot, as I did not anticipate the winding nature of the Corridor to be an issue with the lighting this time of year. At the very least, the audio is well captured, and the conductor is quite cheerful. Along the way, we play leapfrog with Northeast Regional train 145 @ Hamilton, Trenton, and 30th Street, a pair of guys coming from Philly bound for NYC get on at Trenton after getting off SEPTA only to find out they've gotten on the wrong train and are headed back to Philly, and we see lots and lots of railfans @ various stations. Thanks for watching and enjoy the ride =)


Image thumbnail credits to Rob Sartain​. Many thanks to him for allowing me to use his photo.

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