Friday, November 08, 2013

Pennsylvania Amtrak sightings for November 2nd

(Train sightings on 11-2-13.) 

Amtrak’s Autumn Express train, with Amtrak 145 and 822 in command of the sixteen car consist, is seen passing over the Vinegar Ferry Road underpass on November 2 on NS’s Port Road tracks. Back in the early 1800’s, a German landholder named Christian Winiker operated a ferry near this location. Pronunciation of his name soon became locally corrupted to "Vinegar" and today this location is known as Vinegar Ferry. In another mile, the Autumn Express will cross the Susquehanna River via Shocks Mill Bridge on its way to Harrisburg and return to Philadelphia via the Port Road and Columbia Secondary. 

Amtrak's Keystone Service train 664, with Amtrak 919 (AEM-7), makes its 9:47 stop at Elizabethtown to pick up passengers heading to Philadelphia and points east.