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Capitol Limited at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., 2014.

Color digital image showing the westbound Capitol Limited (Washington-Chicago) at the historic depot in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; dates to August 2014.

<i>Capitol Limited</i> at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., 2014.

In this image, the Capitol Limited has just crossed the Potomac River, and in doing so, left Maryland for West Virginia.The Amtrak Capitol Limited, introduced in 1981, was named after the former flagship train of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) that covered much of the same route. It uses bi-level Superliner equipment such as the coach shown in this image.

The Amtrak station in Harpers Ferry consists of a platform with shelter adjacent to the historic wood-frame depot, which was designed in 1894 by architect E. Francis Baldwin for the B&O. Throughout the years, the building was altered many times, and in 1931, it was moved from its original location overlooking the scenic confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. Today, the depot is part of the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

Photographer: Chuck Gomez for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.