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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 12/21/2004

Amtrak Northeast Corridor Cornwells Heights Station Bensalem PA December 17 2004

These pictures were taken 8 minutes apart and, by coincidence, the trains were in almost the same exact spot when the shot was taken (fairly difficult to do on purpose with a handheld camera considering the trains are traveling over 90 MPH). It used to be easy to tell a train by its consist, but now that the mail is gone, they all seem to look the same. For similarities, both trains have a single engine, one baggage, a heritage diner, Viewliners, an Amfleet cafe and four Amfleet coaches. As a challenge, how many differences can you spot between them?

I only saw a few:
1. Amtrak AEM-7AC 925 on 98, AEM-7 907 on 20 (check roof detail)
2. 98's baggage car has its vestibule door at the east end, 20's at the west end
3. 98 has three Viewliners, 20 only two (Florida is more popular than New Orleans)
Amtrak 98 The Silver Meteor at 12:34
Amtrak 20 The Crescent at 12:42


All pictures December 17 2004 c. 2004 John P. Almeida
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