Amtrak Photo Archive
an unofficial site
The ACELA



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The February 7, 2001 Trainset numbering at bottom of page
HHP-8 Loco photos located here
Cars and other view located here

Paint variations noted by Ralph Carter
 Clear Nose
no red stripe
 Blue Amtrak
red Stripe
Red Amtrak
red Stripe 

Acela at Montpelier, Vermont September 2000 from
Ed Waldrup
Acela at Barre, Vermont September 2000
a rare end view
Ed Waldrup
 
This is a Ron Godson's GPS taken on the Acela
between Boston and New York, 149mph
(September 2002)

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Location & Information
DATE
Photo Credit

2000

Seabrook MD
June 17, 2003
Chao-Hwa Chen

2000

Trenton NJ
April 23, 2005
Dick Leonhardt

2000

 Newark NJ
12 Oct 2007
Dick Leonhardt
 Philadelphia PA
taken from the train
approaching the
30th Street Station
Nov 7, 1999
Bill Hakkarinen

2001

Perryville MD
Nov 5, 2005 
 Bill Hakkarinen
 Newark NJ
Oct 12 2007
Dick Leonhardt

2002

Seabrook MD
June 17, 2003
Chao-Hwa Chen

2003

 Philadelphia  PA
a close up showing how the nose opens for coupling to regular equipment
June 11, 1999  
Newark NJ
12 Oct 2007
Dick Leonhardt

2004

 Philadelphia  PA
 early 2000  
         
         
         
         
     
 
 
     
 

2004

 Boston MA 
   

2005

Philadelphia PA

early 2000
from the
collection of
John Almeida
         

2005

Boston MA
South Station
Oct 5, 2000
 

2005

Boston MA
South Station
 Oct 5, 2000
 Dick Leonhardt

2006

  Bowie State MD
departing
 July 6, 2001
 Pete Piszczek

2006

 Perryville MD
2037 is leading
2006 trailing northbound
 June 9, 2001
 Mike Martin

2007

Boston station after
arriving from Chicago
on the LSL
 Sept 2002
 Ron Goodson

2008

BWI Rail Station
July 29, 2003 
Chao-Hwa Chen

2009

  2009 in the trailing
position. Shot in
Pennsylvania Station in Baltimore at 10:22AM
 Nov 16, 2000
 Bill Larduskey

2009

 Inaugural run at
Landover MD
 Nov 16, 2000
Chao-Hwa Chen

2009

 Washington DC
Union Station
 May 25, 2001
 Pete Piszczek

2009

 Washington DC
Union Station
 May 25, 2001
 Pete Piszczek

 
Location and Information
Date
Photo Credit
BWI Rail Station
July 29, 2003
Chao-Hwa Chen
New Haven CT
Jan 27, 2010
Dick Leonhardt

2011

Perryville MD
Nov 5, 2005
Bill Hakkarinen 
 Washington DC
Amtrak maintenance facilities at Ivy City
 March 5, 2005
Bill Hakkarinen 
Baltimore MD Oct 14, 2007
Dick Leonhardt
2013 and 2022,
both taken in
Philadelphia PA
Aug 18, 2001
Bill Hakkarinen
2013 and 2022,
both taken in
Philadelphia PA
Aug 18, 2001
Bill Hakkarinen
 Rt-128 MAs
 May 2004
 Dick Leonhardt
 

 Kingston RI
Flying by at around 95mph.
The walkway over the tracks is almost finished. For a few
years, Amtrak was running
a shuttle bus
from the station on the left
to the platform on right for
southbound
passengers.

 Dec 30, 2004
Paul McGrane 
Martin Airport MD
March 12, 2001
 Bill Hakkarinen 

 Boston MA
between South Station and
Southampton St yard
 Aug 1, 2001  Ralph Carter
Boston MA
missing a bit of shroud
 Sept 2002  Ron Goodson
 
 2015
   
 Ryan Keene
Leaving Washington DC
April 30, 2004 
Bill Hakkarinen  
Acela in the NEC
 May 2001
 Bruce Friedman
 Rt 128 Station MA
 March 2005
 Dick Leonhardt

Odenton MD
June 30, 2002  Chao-Hwa Chen
At Montpelier, Vermont just before shipping to Amtrak Sept 2000 Ed Waldrup
Martin Airport MD March 12, 2001  Bill Hakkarinen
 2183 southbound at Perryman June 20, 2001  Bill Hakkarinen
  Westwood MA  Dec 22, 2001  Adrian Turner
Westwood MA  Dec 22, 2001  Adrian Turner
The first Acela train to arrive in Baltimore. Arrived on track 6 at 10:22AM at
Pennsylvania Station. The
trailing unit was 2009.
November 16, 2000
Bill Larduskey
 Washington DC
Union Station
 May 25, 2001  Pete Piszczek
 Washington DC
Union Station
 May 25, 2001  Pete Piszczek
 
 Rt 128 MA
 May 12, 2001
 Dick Leonhardt
Boston MA
Alex has a website
 January, 2001  Alex Stroshane
 Rt-128 26 MA July 5, 2004  Dick Leonhardt
 BWI Rail Station  July 16, 2003  Chao-Hwa Chen
 Boston MA
South Station
 Sept 30, 2001  Bill Hakkarinen
   Washington Union Station   Dec 4, 2002  Randy Barton
 BWI Rail Station  July 16, 2003  Chao-Hwa Chen
Acela Express trainset
in Rutland VT on it's way
to the Northeast Corridor
July 29, 2001 Robert Gayne
   Seabrook MD June 14, 2003  Chao-Hwa Chen
Westwood MA July 8, 2008 Dick Leonhardt
 BWI Station July 7, 2001  Chao-Hwa Chen 
Boston MA
South Station
July 30, 2001
Dan Gilreath
 
Westwood MA
Dec 14, 2001
Adrian Turner
2027 Newark NJ Oct 12, 2007 Dick Leonhardt
  2027 Baltimore MD Oct 14, 2007 Dick Leonhardt
2028 Washington DC
Union Station
May 9, 2003 Pete Piszczek
 

2028

Ridley Park PA Aug 25, 2004  Rob C Bounder
2029 Westwood MA June 13, 2008 Dick Leonhardt
2030 New London CT April 16, 2001 Alex Stroshane
2030
Boston MA
South Station
 Feb 8, 2001  Bill Hakkarinen
near MP 48 of the Northeast Corridor just east of Princeton Junction. Note that the top is still intact and the shrouding hasn't been removed as you see on so many Acelas now  Spring 2001  Dom Bentivegna 
 Philadelphia PA  May 18, 2000  Bill Hakkarinen
 Ralph Carter
Washington DC
Union Station
 May 2001  Herman R. Silbiger

New London, CT
 April 16, 2001  Alex Stroshane
 Boston MA
South Station
 Sept 20, 2001  Dick Leonhardt
2032 Baltimore MD 14 Oct 2007 Dick Leonhardt
 BWI Station  July 7, 2001  Chao-Hwa Chen 
2033

Westwood MA

11/18/2003 Adrian Turne
2033 Newark NJ Oct 12, 2007 Dick Leonhardt
Boston MA
South Station
small red Amtrak on nose
 Sept 20, 2001  Dick Leonhardt
  Baltimore MD Oct 14, 2007 Dick Leonhardt
 Edgewood MD
Northbound. 2035 leading, 2039 trailing
 June 13, 2001  Bill Hakkarinen
2035 Westwood MA
red Amtrak on nose
Dec 31, 2009 Dick Leonhardt
   Rt 128 Station MA March 2005  Dick Leonhardt
 Perryville MD
northbound
2037 leading
2006 trailing
June 9, 2001   Mike Martin
 Ralph Carter
 Boston MA
South Station
 Sept 30, 2001  Bill Hakkarinen
   Providence RI
It was tailing a southbound Acela to DC
Jan 11, 2005  Andru Valpy
Edgewood MD
Northbound
2035 leading - 2039 trailing
June 13, 2001  Bill Hakkarinen
2039  Baltimore MD
Penn Station
 July 6, 2001  Pete Piszczek




Trainset numbering
Legend: 20xx=Power cars, 32xx=First Class, 33xx=Cafe Car, 34xx+End Coach, 35xx=Coach
1   F 20xx R A 32xx B   B 35xx A  B 35xx A  B 33xx A B 35xx A   B 34xx A   R 20xx F 
 F 20xx R A 34xx B   B 35xx A  B 33xx A  B 35xx A B 35xx A   B 32xx A    R 20xx F 

2   F 2003 R A 3200 B   B 3507 A  B 3504 A  B 3308 A B 3506 A   B 3401 A   R 2001 F 
 F 2001 R A 3401 B   B 3506 A  B 3308 A  B 3504 A B 3507 A   B 3200 A    R 2003 F 

3   F 2005R A 3203 B   B 3512 A  B 3513 A  B 3300 A B 3517 A   B 3403 A   R 2004 F 
 F 2004 R A 3403 B   B 3517 A  B 3300 A  B 3513 A B 3512 A   B 3203 A    R 2005 F 

4   F 2008 R A 3204 B   B 3510 A  B 3509 A  B 3303 A B 3520 A   B 3405 A   R 2018 F 
 F 20xx R A 3405 B   B 3520 A  B 3303 A  B 3509 A B 3510 A   B 3204 A    R 2008 F 

5   F 2020 R A 3207 B   B 3541 A  B 3543 A  B 3305 A B 3546 A   B 3409 A   R 2009 F 
 F 2009 R A 3409 B   B 3546 A  B 3305A  B 3543 A B 3541 A   B 3207 A    R 2020 F 

6   F 2031 R A 3215 B   B 3554 A  B 3549 A  B 3302 A B 3555 A   B 3417 A   R 2030 F 
 F 2030 R A 3417 B   B 3555 A  B 3302A  B 3549 A B 3554 A   B 3215 A    R 2031 F 

7   F 2032 R A 3216 B   B 3553 A  B 3556 A  B 3301 A B 3557 A   B 3419 A   R 2034 F 
 F 2034 R A 3419 B   B 3557 A  B 3301 A  B 3556 A B 3553 A   B 3216 A    R 2032 F 

8   F 2019 R A 3218 B   B 3559 A  B 3548 A  B 3315 A B 3558 A   B 3416A   R 2014 F 
 F 2014 R A 3416 B   B 3558 A  B 3315 A  B 3548 A B 3559 A   B 3218 A    R 20xx F 

9   F 2039 R A 3219 B   B 3544 A  B 3542 A  B 3307 A B 3547 A   B 3415 A   R 2035 F 
 F 2035 R A 3415 B   B 3547 A  B 3307 A  B 3542 A B 3544 A   B 3219 A    R 2039 F 

10   F 2016 R A 3214 B   B 3533 A  B 3540 A  B 3306 A B 3534 A   B 3413 A   R 2038 F 
 F 2038 R A 3413 B   B 3534 A  B 3306 A  B 3540 A B 3533 A   B 3214 A    R 2016 F 



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This archive was first accessed Aug 1996
Updated February 3, 2014