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Philly Railfan Model Pictures of the Week
Philly Railfan Model Pictures of the Week
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Railfan Model Pictures of the Week - 4/26/2021
Amtrak turns 50 this week, and looking forward to adding the Avelia Liberty to this line up.

Initially, Amtrak's express service on the Northeast Corridor was the Metroliner multiple unit trains handed down from PRR/PC.

Bachmann #1303 Amtrak Metroliner Dummy AMTK 803 circa 1971

Because of reliability and speed problems, the Metroliner mantle was handed over to AEM-7's pulling Amfleet coaches.

Atlas #8573 Amtrak AEM-7 circa 1982

In the early 1990's, Amtrak decided to return to the dedicated unit train concept and borrowed trains from Sweden and Germany to test on the NEC.

Heljan #7498020 X2000 circa 1992

Fleischmann #93 4440 Amtrak ICE circa 1993

After a number of years sifting through the results, Amtrak came up with their own specifications and the end product was the Acela Express.

Bachmann #01202 Acela Express AMTK 2003 circa 2000

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