is how my friend Mike gets around the East Coast.
|First photo caption: Looking like exactly
what it is . . . the fastest passenger train in the United States . . .
an Acela Express is captured on film at New Haven, Connecticut [the old
diesel/electric locomotive switching point before the complete electrification
of the Northeast corridor all the way to Boston].
|Passengers on Amtrak's northeast corridor
are treated to some of the best scenery in the country. Here, a picturesque
beach near Stonington, Connecticut, is revealed for our delight.
|Amtrak brings passengers right to the water's
edge. Long Island Sound is viewed "up close and personal" from the
Acela. Any closer, and we'd need bathing suits!
|The New London, Connecticut, train station
is conveniently located adjacent to a variety of water transportion:
cross-Sound and Block Island ferries; as well as the oldest commissioned
U.S. training vessel, the Coast Guard's three-masted barque Eagle [photographed
here right through the window of the train at New London station].
|Disused wooden bridge pilings march across
the Thames River near New London, evidence of railroad history on the Northeast
corridor. A modern concrete-stabilized bridge accomodates today's
high speed trains with ease.
|Acela at South Station, Boston, Massachusetts
-- last stop. Or the first one . . . for those lucky passengers traveling
southbound to New York City and Washington, D.C.
This page was added to the crewten.com web site on 1-19-03
Mike other photo tours on this web site:
Coast Starlight Photo Tour
Mike's Southwest Chief Tour
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