Happening Now

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: