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By:John Hepp
Dates:1/1/1975 - 12/31/2016
Album Info:On May 1, 1971, Amtrak took over virtually all of the long distance passenger trains in the United States. At first, it repainted classic railroad equipment but starting in the late-1970s bought new locomotives and equipment. Here are some photos of the "pointless arrow" (its nickname based on its first logo) from the 1970s onward.
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Amtrak 924
Title:  Amtrak 924
Description:  The eastbound Broadway Limited races through Ardmore in September 1975.
Photo Date:  9/10/1975  Upload Date: 9/13/2013 4:49:19 PM
Location:  Ardmore, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 924(GG1)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
South Station in Boston in 1975.
Title:  South Station in Boston in 1975.
Description:  Amtrak meets Penn Central meets the PRR in November 1975 at South Station in Boston.
Photo Date:  11/12/1975  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 11:23:01 AM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 300(E8A) PC 4254(E8A)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
Amtrak 299
Title:  Amtrak 299
Description:  An ex-PC EMD E8A, battered and tattered, like South Station, in Boston, November 1975.
Photo Date:  11/14/1975  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 6:19:53 PM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  AMTK 299(E8A)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
Amtrak 277
Title:  Amtrak 277
Description:  An EMD E8A in the first Amtrak paint scheme at South Station in Boston in December 1975.
Photo Date:  11/20/1975  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 3:43:30 PM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 277(E8A)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Amtrak 592
Title:  Amtrak 592
Description:  An EMD SDP40F at South Station in Boston in November 1975.
Photo Date:  11/20/1975  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 3:41:16 PM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 592(SDP40F)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Amtrak 924
Title:  Amtrak 924
Description:  A forty-year-old GG1 in the livery applied to all too few of the old PRR electrics heads a train of new Amfleet coaches in November 1975 arriving at Stadium in South Philadelphia with an Army-Navy Game train from Washington. The old GG1s were not converted for the newer head end power (HEP) and you can see a generator car between the engine and the train.
Photo Date:  11/22/1975  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 11:59:53 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 924(GG1)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
Amtrak 906
Title:  Amtrak 906
Description:  Another of the ex-PRR GG1s on an Army-Navy Game special at Stadium in Philadelphia in November 1975 in the rare full Amtrak livery. If I remember correctly, this paint scheme was first applied to the GG1s that pulled the refurbished Broadway Limited between New York and Harrisburg. The train is an older steam-heated one, so no generator car was needed.
Photo Date:  11/22/1975  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 6:22:17 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 906(GG1)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Amtrak 924
Title:  Amtrak 924
Description:  An Army-Navy Game train at Stadium in November 1975.
Photo Date:  11/22/1975  Upload Date: 9/13/2013 4:50:43 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 924(GG1)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
Amtrak 950
Title:  Amtrak 950
Description:  A GE E60CP on a Clocker to New York departing Thirtieth Street Station in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 8:29:02 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 950(E60)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
Amtrak 900
Title:  Amtrak 900
Description:  An ex-PRR GG1 in a line of GG1s at Race Street Engine Terminal in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/16/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 3:36:10 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 900(GG1) AMTK 912(GG1)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Amtrak 955
Title:  Amtrak 955
Description:  An new GE E60CP leads a New York-bound train out of Thirtieth Street Station in Philadelphia in March 1976. Given the equipment, this train is most likely a Clocker, the more or less hourly service that ran between Philadelphia and New York.
Photo Date:  3/17/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:34:12 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 955(E60)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
Amtrak 345
Title:  Amtrak 345
Description:  A Florida train passes Potomac Yard in April 1976.
Photo Date:  4/17/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 1:19:33 PM
Location:  Alexandria, VA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 345(E8A)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
Amtrak 952
Title:  Amtrak 952
Description:  The GE E60CP waits its next assignment at Race Street Engine Terminal along with three of the silver GG1s in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/11/1976  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 8:30:35 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 952(E60) AMTK 902(GG1) AMTK 926(GG1)
Views:  553   Comments: 0
Amtrak 952
Title:  Amtrak 952
Description:  A GE E60CP heads a New York-bound northeast corridor train in Newark in May 1976. This was photographed from the Conrail Wall Street.
Photo Date:  5/12/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:31:02 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 952(E60)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
Amtrak 592
Title:  Amtrak 592
Description:  An EMD SDP40F at Harrisburg in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 6:30:44 PM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 592(SDP40F)
Views:  118   Comments: 1
Amtrak 969
Title:  Amtrak 969
Description:  A GE E60CP on a northeast corridor train at Thirtieth Street Station in Philadelphia, May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 8:45:24 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 969(E60)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
Amtrak 712
Title:  Amtrak 712
Description:  A GE P30CH ahead the Blue Ridge at Cumberland, MD, in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 8:50:35 PM
Location:  Cumberland, MD
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 712(P30CH)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
Amtrak 950
Title:  Amtrak 950
Description:  An GE E60CP leads a through train (not a Northeast Corridor run, note the baggage-dormitory car) into Baltimore in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:38:06 AM
Location:  Baltimore Penn Station, MD
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 950(E60)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
Amtrak 885
Title:  Amtrak 885
Description:  Many of the Budd Metroliners had no logos -- either PC or Amtrak -- by the mid-1970s and heres one bearing no claims of ownership between Wilmington and Philadelphia in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:45:29 AM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 885(Electric M.U.)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Amtrak 966
Title:  Amtrak 966
Description:  A GE E60CP on a Northeast Corridor train consisting of Budd Amfleet equipment at Baltimore in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:55:15 AM
Location:  Baltimore Penn Station, MD
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 966(E60)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Amtrak 712
Title:  Amtrak 712
Description:  A GE P30CH at Cumberland, MD, when the Amtrak Blue Ridge terminated there in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 1:14:28 PM
Location:  Cumberland, MD
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 712(P30CH)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
Amtrak 328
Title:  Amtrak 328
Description:  At Croton-Harmon, diesel locomotives take over from electrics in May 1976.
Photo Date:  5/22/1976  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 8:47:16 PM
Location:  Croton Harmon, NY
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 328(E8A)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
Amtrak 443
Title:  Amtrak 443
Description:  An EMD E8A at Albany-Rensselaer in May 1976 photographed from the dome car on the Adirondack.
Photo Date:  5/22/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 1:16:02 PM
Location:  Rensselaer, NY
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 443(E8A)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
Amtrak 905
Title:  Amtrak 905
Description:  A GG1 at Harrisburg waiting for its next assignment at Harrisburg in June 1976.
Photo Date:  6/12/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:47:18 AM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 905(GG1)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
Amtrak 921
Title:  Amtrak 921
Description:  Not surprisingly, this GG1 was known as the Savings Bond GG1 because of the large Savings Bonds logo. It is working a Clocker to New York in July 1976.
Photo Date:  7/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:49:57 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 921(GG1)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
Amtrak 605
Title:  Amtrak 605
Description:  An EMD SDP40F on the northbound Silver Star at Richmond, VA, in July 1976.
Photo Date:  7/22/1976  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 4:43:15 PM
Location:  Richmond (Amtrak), VA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 605(SDP40F)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
Amtrak 901
Title:  Amtrak 901
Description:  A GG1 in Amtrak basic black heads the westbound National Limited through Merion, PA, in September 1976. Most GG1s that worked for Amtrak did so in this rather understated livery.
Photo Date:  9/15/1976  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 6:25:33 PM
Location:  Merion Station, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 901(GG1)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Amtrak 926
Title:  Amtrak 926
Description:  A GG1 with a generator car serves as an advance train for a Jimmy Carter for President campaign train at Overbrook Station on September 20, 1976.
Photo Date:  9/20/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 6:52:13 AM
Location:  Overbrook, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 926(GG1)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Amtrak 968
Title:  Amtrak 968
Description:  The Amtrak Carter campaign special arrives at Overbrook station on September 20, 1976.
Photo Date:  9/20/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 2:57:58 PM
Location:  Overbrook, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 968(E60)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
Carter for President train
Title:  Carter for President train
Description:  Overbrook, PA.
Photo Date:  9/20/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 2:59:05 PM
Location:  Overbrook, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  317   Comments: 0
Amtrak 902
Title:  Amtrak 902
Description:  A basic black GG1 on a northeast corridor train at Newark in October 1976.
Photo Date:  10/21/1976  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 8:35:23 PM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 902(GG1)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
Amtrak 967
Title:  Amtrak 967
Description:  A Northeast Corridor train consisting of Amfleet equipment arriving Newark in October 1976.
Photo Date:  10/21/1976  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 7:00:42 AM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 967(E60)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Amtrak 612 and 595
Title:  Amtrak 612 and 595
Description:  Two EMD SDP40Fs await their next assignment at Harrisburg in January 1977.
Photo Date:  1/8/1977  Upload Date: 9/13/2013 5:06:24 PM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 612(SDP40F) AMTK 595(SDP40F)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Amtrak 118
Title:  Amtrak 118
Description:  An ALCO RS3 on a wire train at Newark in February 1977.
Photo Date:  2/15/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 5:47:18 PM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 118(RS3)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
Amtrak 917
Title:  Amtrak 917
Description:  A GG1 heads a northeast corridor train at Newark, NJ, in February 1977.
Photo Date:  2/21/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 4:41:15 PM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 917(GG1)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
Amtrak 911
Title:  Amtrak 911
Description:  The Valley Forge, a through Harrisburg to New York train that bypassed Thirtieth Street Station is shown here passing Bryn Mawr in March 1977 headed by a classic PRR GG1.
Photo Date:  3/10/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 11:42:24 AM
Location:  Bryn Mawr, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 911(GG1)
Views:  114   Comments: 2
Amtrak 953
Title:  Amtrak 953
Description:  A GE E60CP at the head of a westbound corridor train at Newark, NJ, in March 1977.
Photo Date:  3/15/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 12:04:09 PM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 953(E60)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Amtrak 328
Title:  Amtrak 328
Description:  An EMD E8 at Albany, NY, in March 1977.
Photo Date:  3/15/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 4:53:57 PM
Location:  Rensselaer, NY
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 328(E8A)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Amtrak 884
Title:  Amtrak 884
Description:  A Budd Metroliner in full Amtrak livery at Newak, NJ, in March 1977.
Photo Date:  3/15/1977  Upload Date: 9/13/2013 5:02:48 PM
Location:  Newark Penn Station, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 884(Electric M.U.)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
D&H 18
Title:  D&H 18
Description:  An ALCO PA4u on the Amtrak Adirondack at Saratoga Springs, NY, in March 1977.
Photo Date:  3/16/1977  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 3:03:45 PM
Location:  Saratoga Springs, NY
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DH 18(PA4u)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Amtrak 863
Title:  Amtrak 863
Description:  A Budd Metroliner at Baltimore on April 5, 1977. A lot of the Metroliners lacked Amtrak markings like this one (nearly six years after the creation of Amtrak).
Photo Date:  4/5/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 4:48:05 PM
Location:  Baltimore Penn Station, MD
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 863(Electric M.U.)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Amtrak 957
Title:  Amtrak 957
Description:  A GE E60CP leads a train into Philadelphias Thirtieth Street Station in April 1977.
Photo Date:  4/9/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 12:05:40 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 957(E60)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
Amtrak 959
Title:  Amtrak 959
Description:  When Philadelphia was an important hub on the Amtrak system, this GE E60CP waits at Race Street Engine Terminal with four of its colleagues in April 1977.
Photo Date:  4/9/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 12:06:51 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 959(E60) AMTK 926(GG1)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
Amtrak 495
Title:  Amtrak 495
Description:  Amtrak 495 (formerly Amtrak 284 and Penn Central 4276) was one of five older EMD E units rebuilt with HEP to operate with the new Amfleet equipment seen in the background. It also received a new livery, compare it with the older pointless arrow scheme on the E unit in the background. Philadelphia, April 1977.
Photo Date:  4/15/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 11:36:33 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  AMTK 495(E8A)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Amtrak 959
Title:  Amtrak 959
Description:  This new GE E60CP takes center stage at Race Street Engine Terminal in April 1977.
Photo Date:  4/15/1977  Upload Date: 9/11/2013 8:32:18 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 959(E60) AMTK 955(E60) AMTK 952(E60)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
Amtrak 969
Title:  Amtrak 969
Description:  What should have been operating the new Amfleet trains were the new GE E60CPs as seen here on a northbound train at Thirtieth Street Station in April 1977.
Photo Date:  4/16/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 12:01:15 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 969(E60)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
Amtrak 957
Title:  Amtrak 957
Description:  A GE E60CP on the Palmetto at Thirtieth Street Station in April 1977.
Photo Date:  4/16/1977  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 3:31:11 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 957(E60)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Amtrak 707
Title:  Amtrak 707
Description:  A GE P30CH at Washington Union Station in April 1977.
Photo Date:  4/16/1977  Upload Date: 9/12/2013 3:38:50 PM
Location:  Washington Union Station, DC
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 707(P30CH)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
Amtrak 923
Title:  Amtrak 923
Description:  A much cleaner but still basic black GG1 heads a train from Florida bound for New York at Thirtieth Street Station on May 9, 1977.
Photo Date:  5/9/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 11:56:56 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 923(GG1)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
Amtrak 864
Title:  Amtrak 864
Description:  A Budd Metroliner arriving Thirtieth Street Station in Philadelphia on May 9, 1977. This is another Metroliner that Amtrak has done little to claim title to despite six years in Amtrak service.
Photo Date:  5/9/1977  Upload Date: 9/10/2013 4:46:14 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 864(Electric M.U.)
Views:  164   Comments: 0


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