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In 1985 the Connecticut Valley Railroad Museum (now the Railroad Museum of New England) acquired former Amtrak E-9 417 mainly as a "trial horse" to test our restoration skills (cosmetic only). The 417 is origionally U.P. 912A, the third to last E-unit built, so we were aware of it's...
Amtrak tr. 449, the westbound Boston section of the "Lake Shore Ltd." winds through Tuttle Bend in Montgomery, MA. on a July evening in 1979. The "Lake Shore" was one of the last, if not THE last Amtrak trains to use steam heat equipment, it would finally get HEP in Jan., 1980.
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