Tuesday Train #315

The stock for Amtrak’s first New York to Toronto “Maple Leaf”, Train 63 (VIA 98 in Canada) pulls down the yard tracks at the VIA Toronto Maintenance Centre, having already been turned for the return trip departing as this post appears at 8:20am on Tuesday morning. For the first run since March 2020 and the first Covid-19 Lockdowns which stopped service, Amtrak assigned AMK108, a P42DC in a 50th Anniversary Paint Scheme. I don’t know if it was intentional from the power desk in Albany to send a special unit on the first run back, but regardless, it was a nice touch on top of just getting something different after such a long gap. More photos of it arriving passing Sunnyside, being turned at TMC and videos are below.

3 thoughts on “Tuesday Train #315

    • I’m going to believe that the power desk in Albany made an intentional decision to run a special/heritage unit on the first train back to Canada, just a little bit of welcome back flair!


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