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Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:06:56 PM »
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This site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbernero/sets/72157660532470228 is a huge photo gallery belonging to Mr. Melvin Bernero who photographed 90% of the early Amtrak fleet..... very cool pictures and an awesome gesture to have made them publically available.

Just thought the Amtrak modellers would be interested.
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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 10:30:09 PM »
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This site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbernero/sets/72157660532470228 is a huge photo gallery belonging to Mr. Melvin Bernero who photographed 90% of the early Amtrak fleet..... very cool pictures and an awesome gesture to have made them publically available.

Just thought the Amtrak modellers would be interested.

WOW, Cool..

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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 01:30:45 AM »
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It's fast enough for me, although it does have an odd pause halfway through each page, as it loads the second half.  What I find annoying is the request to log in on every page.  It simply won't take "NO" for an answer.  The box goes away when it's told to, but is back on the next page.
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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 02:00:55 AM »
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OK... where were the photos take  NYC, Philly Chicago ???

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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 02:36:00 AM »
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most likely Chicago, thats Amtraks main Hub if you want to call it that.
Kinda looks like Chicago too though...

Thanks for the link!
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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 03:10:36 AM »
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Some HAD to be taken on the east coast, because they clearly show PRR catenary, and a few have GG-1s.  Others are clearly Chicago, with a few showing BN switchers.  I wonder if he might have been working for Amtrak on one of the NEC-Chicago routes?

He's also answered my question of a few months ago, "How many cars hadn't been repainted in 1974?".  It looks like at least one of every GN and NP type Amtrak inherited hadn't been repainted by 7-74, which will make assembling an Empire Builder, or North Coast Hiawatha, easier when Kato's new SDP40Fs arrive.  The exact car name I have may not have been unrepainted, but the overall mix will be acceptable.
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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 09:54:09 AM »
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Wow what a site!!!!!! Sure gonna waste some time here today!!  :scared:

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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2016, 09:57:33 AM »
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Just getting started but came across this shot and was wondering if these are Pennsy cars?

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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2016, 11:31:17 AM »
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Yes those are P70 Pennsy coaches.. 

Sure did like to photograph baggage cars.  Some good stuff here.

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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2016, 12:10:38 PM »
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OK... where were the photos take  NYC, Philly Chicago ???

Looks like about 75% Chicago but he clearly got around to former Pennsy territory as well, and there's a batch that I'm just about positive are in front of the King Dome in Seattle.

While they are not labeled by location, they do include something that I think most will agree is better: heritage.  Which means if you are interested in former cars of a particular roadname, you can just search his photostream for it.   My ATSF research just took a leap forward.
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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2016, 06:07:47 PM »
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check out other albums....commuter railroads.  :)

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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2016, 11:35:01 PM »
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Awesome Pudd! :D

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Re: Amtrak fans - have I got a photo link for you
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2016, 02:46:16 AM »
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Very nice!  I did spot a P42 and Phase IV painted cars in the pre-1980s photos. Violation!  ;)
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