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On a miserable April morning back in 2018, a fan shared a tip about Amtrak 514 leading evening train 98 eastbound to Union, where it would wye and return as VIA 97 the following day. Knowing this, I opened my weather app to see what I may be venturing into. Long behold, an April blizzard. Just great....however, something like this cancels out any weather to me. Turns out I wasn't the only one with this idea. Multiple fans were out to capture this days 97, including quite the photo line here at Wellington St in the hammer. I don't shoot much passenger, however with the Maple Leaf suspended due to COVID-19, and VIA due to recieve their fresh Chargers at the end of the year, I'm glad I shot what I could, and still can. 


Anyways, back to the reason I'm even sharing this right now, happy 50th to Amtrak. Its good to see a potential resurgance of its system, and even rumours of returning Chicago/Detroit - Toronto service have been thrown out there. It'll be interesting to watch and see what happens to the United States' largest passenger carrier in the next few years. Hopefully the next 50+ years of Amtrak keeps on rolling smooth.
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Caption: On a miserable April morning back in 2018, a fan shared a tip about Amtrak 514 leading evening train 98 eastbound to Union, where it would wye and return as VIA 97 the following day. Knowing this, I opened my weather app to see what I may be venturing into. Long behold, an April blizzard. Just great....however, something like this cancels out any weather to me. Turns out I wasn't the only one with this idea. Multiple fans were out to capture this days 97, including quite the photo line here at Wellington St in the hammer. I don't shoot much passenger, however with the Maple Leaf suspended due to COVID-19, and VIA due to recieve their fresh Chargers at the end of the year, I'm glad I shot what I could, and still can. Anyways, back to the reason I'm even sharing this right now, happy 50th to Amtrak. Its good to see a potential resurgance of its system, and even rumours of returning Chicago/Detroit - Toronto service have been thrown out there. It'll be interesting to watch and see what happens to the United States' largest passenger carrier in the next few years. Hopefully the next 50+ years of Amtrak keeps on rolling smooth.

Photographer:
Lucas Dumancic [69] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/15/2018 (search)
Railway: Amtrak (search)
Reporting Marks: AMTK 514 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 97 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: 43.1 Grimsby Sub (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Tim Hortons after this was well deserved eh.. warmed us right up

    Who would have thunk it would happen again for a few days a year later!

  2. Definitely! Hopefully it happens again once the Maple Leaf returns to normal service

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