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After early success with its French-built Turboliners, Amtrak ordered seven train sets based on the French design (but built by Rohr in California who had obtained a license from ANF. These trains used carbodies, wheels and engines brought from France while Rohr was responsible for the cabs and interiors. The trains were delivered in the second half of 1976 and assigned to "Empire State Service" in New York state, including runs to Montreal. In this photo we see nearly new car 159 leading the Adirondack past CP's Glen coach yard on the final lap of its trip from Grand Central station in New York to Windsor Station in Montreal. These train sets continued to serve Amtrak until the mid-1990s. The 159 was part of a group of cars removed from service for rebuilding in 1994 as the prototype for an "RTL II" modernization program. Alas, that was the only train set completed and it ran until 2002. (With supplemental information from Dale Johnson's book "Trail of the Turbo, The Amtrak Turboliner Story".)
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Caption: After early success with its French-built Turboliners, Amtrak ordered seven train sets based on the French design (but built by Rohr in California who had obtained a license from ANF. These trains used carbodies, wheels and engines brought from France while Rohr was responsible for the cabs and interiors. The trains were delivered in the second half of 1976 and assigned to "Empire State Service" in New York state, including runs to Montreal. In this photo we see nearly new car 159 leading the Adirondack past CP's Glen coach yard on the final lap of its trip from Grand Central station in New York to Windsor Station in Montreal. These train sets continued to serve Amtrak until the mid-1990s. The 159 was part of a group of cars removed from service for rebuilding in 1994 as the prototype for an "RTL II" modernization program. Alas, that was the only train set completed and it ran until 2002. (With supplemental information from Dale Johnson's book "Trail of the Turbo, The Amtrak Turboliner Story".)

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John Eull [397] (more) (contact)
Date: 7/2/1977 (search)
Railway: Amtrak (search)
Reporting Marks: 159 (search)
Train Symbol: 69 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Westmount (search)
City/Town: Westmount (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
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