A locomotive’s-eye view up the East Coast
November 29, 2012
Written By Malcolm Kenton
GE, the maker of most of the locomotives in use today on North American railroads (freight and passenger), produced this high-quality short film from cameras mounted to the front of one of its newest Evolution Series locomotives as it pulls CSX’s Juice Train – containing 550,000 gallons of Tropicana orange juice – from Bradenton, Florida to Jersey City, New Jersey: a 1,220-mile overnight journey condensed into 156 seconds. Much of this is the same route that Amtrak’s overnight New York-Florida trains use.
Finally, check out this 2-minute film by NARP member Dan Peacock celebrating the Dec. 12 start of daily Amtrak Northeast Regional service connecting downtown Norfolk, VA with Richmond, Washington, New York, Boston and intermediate points, funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia:
"The COVID Pandemic has been and continues to be the biggest challenge faced by Americans as it has taken a deadly toll on the world and on the world’s economies. During COVID Locomotive Engineers at Amtrak and other Passenger and Freight Railroads have embodied the definition of essential workers. This dedication by our members is not new. We applaud the Rail Passenger’s Association for recognizing the vital contributions of our members and their hard work moving Americans and freight during the COVID pandemic."
Dennis Pierce, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National President
December 21, 2021, on the Association awarding its 2021 Golden Spike Award to the Frontline Amtrak Employees.