Caption: I was relatively time constrained to catch Via 98 the night before, and did not end up getting there in time. Although, seeing Amtrak 184 made it all that much worse. Nonetheless, I reminded myself it was coming back on 97. Looking more like a scene from 2003 (with the exception of the platform), 97 gets ready to take off for Niagara Falls and eventually New York City as Amtrak 64. The only heritage unit to match a previously existing paint scheme on a P42DC (phase IV), I took greater appreciation in it than I did of 145 and 822 when they came through. Personally, I think all Amtrak P42's should have it for intercity service, as it matches the passenger cars well and looks sleek. I have seen every Amtrak heritage unit except this one (thanks to a visit to California). While 145, 156 and 822 have all come down on the Maple Leaf, from my awareness, 66 and 184 had yet to. This leaves 66 as the only heritage unit that supposedly has not had a turn on the Leaf.
While Amtrak's 40th anniversary was 5 years, it's quite clear that 184 has not had much pride taken in it. A mismatched coloured nose panel, peeling paint, and a very foul sounding horn indicate this unit has seen better days. With a little luck, 184 will come back a few more times as the Albany division usually keeps units for a few weeks before transferring them out.