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Lending a helping hand, 2010.

Color digital image showing a conductor helping unload a bike at Durham, N.C.; image dates to October 2010.

Lending a helping hand, 2010.

In this image, the morning southbound Piedmont Service train makes its scheduled stop at Durham, N.C. Conductor Chrissie Wetmore helps a passenger unload a bike from the baggage-coach car.

Amtrak operates the Piedmont trains under contract with the State of North Carolina. All Piedmont equipment is newly refurbished and state-owned. The distinctive livery, which incorporates red, white, blue and gold, echoes the colors of the state flag.

The Durham Amtrak station is located in the restored Walker Warehouse, a historic brick structure erected in 1897 by the American Tobacco Company trust. The facility was a joint venture of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the city of Durham. Across the tracks from the Amtrak depot is “Durham Station,” a transit terminal served by city, regional and intercity bus providers.

This image is one of a set entitled "A Day in the Life of Amtrak" completed for the Amtrak 40th Anniversary celebration.

Photographer: Steve Ostrowski for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.