Since its inception Amtrak has focused much of its attention and dollars on the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak has made consistent improvements to service, roadbed, track and equipment. In 1992, Pentrex cameras captured this modern commuter raceway from NYC to Washington D.C. So much great footage was filmed with Amtrak’s cooperation that two videos were released giving viewers an exclusive, insider’s look at Amtrak’s pride and joy. Now both shows have been combined on one Combo DVD, bringing you the whole Northeast Corridor story. Included are:
New York City to Philadelphia
Focusing on this electrified heavily-trafficked portion of the line, our program brings you a fascinating mix of old and new technologies. Trains roar down the electrified mainline at speeds of up to 125 mph, governed by Automatic Block Signals and dispatched from Philadelphia. Yet manned block towers dating back to the turn of the century can still be found in use on the line. Experience over 150 Amtrak and commuter trains in action as you visit Penn Station, Hudson Tower, Newark, Trenton, Princeton Junction, and Zoo Interlocking and the venerable “A” and Zoo towers on your trek from New York City to Philadelphia. (80 minutes)
Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
Exploring the electrified south end of the system, our cameras capture over 100 commuter and Amtrak trains between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. You’ll see the action at Eddystone, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Perryville, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, and Baltimore, Maryland; and the D.C. area. You’ll also go on a private tour of the CETC control center in Amtrak’s 30th Street station and visit Washington Union Station’s “K” tower. A special highlight is a ride in the cab of an AEM7 locomotive at the head of a Metroliner train doing 125 mph! (80 minutes)