Amtrak to operate special 'Autumn Express' train along historic route
(Source: Lancaster Online, September 1, 2013)
LANCASTER, Pa. — Here is a unique excursion with scenic fall views. For those travelers who enjoy drives to look at autumn leaves, Amtrak is offering a train with a rare route that provides scenic views of historic railroad sites throughout Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
On Nov. 2, a train, which will consist of a P-42 locomotive, Horizon coach cars (with larger "picture" windows to take in the view) and café car, will travel the Northeast Corridor to Perryville, Md., then make a rare trip up the historic Port Road Branch (usually off limits to passenger traffic) along the Susquehanna River, passing through Enola Yard, crossing the Shocks Mill and Rockville bridges before continuing over the Columbia Secondary and back to Philadelphia via Amtrak's Keystone Corridor through scenic Lancaster County.
Full story: Lancaster Online
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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