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Pennsylvanian stopped at Harrisburg, 2016.

Black and white digital image showing conductors speaking on the platform at the Harrisburg, Pa., station; image dates to May 2016.

<i>Pennsylvanian</i> stopped at Harrisburg, 2016.

The daily Pennsylvanian (New York-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh) covers a 444-mile route that passes through the Appalachian Mountains and Pennsylvania Dutch Country and crosses over the famed Horseshoe Curve and Rockville Bridge, the oldest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world. The Pennsylvanian is financed primarily through funds made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The Pennsylvania Railroad completed the Queen Anne-style Harrisburg station in 1887. Its distinctive gambrel roof was reconstructed in 1905 after a serious fire the previous year. Now known as the Harrisburg Transportation Center, the complex includes two historic steel and timber train sheds employing Fink roof trusses. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a National Engineering Landmark. Harrisburg is an important transition point between electric train operations to the east and diesel operations to the west.

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