Completing the Northeast Corridor
With the opening of the Hell Gate Bridge over the East River in April 1917, Washington, D.C., and Boston were finally connected by an all-rail route passing through New York City – what we today call the Northeast Corridor.
Coming Into Focus
The knowledge of colleagues and the general public is oftentimes the key to determining unknown trains and locales shown in archival images.
Turning a New Chapter
Amtrak reached a major milestone in 1986 when it gained the right to directly hire train and engine crews for services outside of the Northeast Corridor.
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Regularly scheduled passenger rail service over the famed Hell Gate Bridge began on April 1, 1917; today more than 40 Amtrak and freight trains cross the bridge every day.
A slide provides a glimpse of Amtrak operations at old Fort Worth Union Depot, which functioned as an active train station until 2002 when the city's new intermodal center opened nearby.