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    Amtrak turns 40

    Founded at a time of peril for U.S. rail travel, Amtrak has endured decades of political uncertainty. But of late, it has been showing robust momentum. Shown here, a new F59PHI (#460), delivered in 1998, is coupled to one of the oldest active road diesels, an FL9 (#485). Photo by Matt Donnelly

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    Amtrak turns 40

    Train attendant, Patty Saunders, in the early days

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    Amtrak turns 40

    An F40 locomotive and Amfleet passenger cars, 1976.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    The launch of service from Richmond, Va., to New York, on Oct. 28, 1984. Photo courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing Co.

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    Metroliner service along the Northeast Corridor in the late 1970s.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    The National Operations Center in L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, in the early 1970s. Photo by Mike Schafer/Collection of Kalmbach Publishing Co.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    Track work along the Northeast Corridor, 2006. Photo courtesy of Mark L. Wojcik

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    Amtrak turns 40

    Track inspectors, 1970s.

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    Fireworks during the inauguration of Acela service in Boston, December 2000.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    Interior of a Turboliner car as it travels through New York state in 1978.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    Metroliner service in the 1970s.

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    Engine 163. Photo by Doug Riddell

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    Amtrak turns 40

    In the Ivy City yard in Washington, D.C., early 1980s

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    Amtrak turns 40

    California Zephyr just outside of Denver on its way to San Francisco. Photo by Ann Owens

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    Amtrak turns 40

    "Light Rapid Comfortable" prototypes were tested in 1980, but never purchased.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    The James Whitcomb Riley arrives in Williamsburg, Va., in 1974. Photo by Doug Riddell

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    Amtrak turns 40

    An AEM-7 engine being worked on at the garage in Wilmington, Del. Photo courtesy of John Carten.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    An E8 pulling a train during the winter.

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    Amtrak turns 40

    Amtrak engine # 212. Photo by Matt Donnelly

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    Amtrak turns 40

    An overhead view of two Amtrak Turbos meeting. Courtesy of Mike Schafer

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