Sunday, May 19, 2013


New London, CT

I happened to be in the right place at the right time to photograph this Amtrak train as it pulled away from New London Union Station.  This is one of many Amtrak trains that travel the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston daily.  The tracks are shared with local commuter trains which carry passengers from the cities along the coast of Connecticut into New York City.  Last Friday one of these commuter trains derailed near Fairfield, CT and collided with another train.  There were some serious injuries, although no fatalities.  The damage to the tracks was extensive, and the NTSB is now investigating.  Needless to say, train service along the Northeast Corridor has been disrupted, and it might be weeks before service is resumed


  1. We have friends who were planning on taking the train from NYC to New Haven, but are now taking the bus. That is a futuristic looking train. Sorry to hear about the accident. Glad there were no fatalities.

  2. I spent a lot of time on these trains when I worked in Connecticut and had business in New York and New Jersey. I have the feeling that the railbed repairs will take more time than people expect. It could be a mess.

  3. I hear train service will resume Wednesday. Pretty remarkable when you think of the damage that was done. This train is the standard Amtrak Train. The hi-speed Accella train even looks a little more futuristic.