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New England shore postcard, mid-1980s.

Color paper postcard featuring an Amtrak train along the New England shore. This card is one of a set produced by Amtrak with various images of trains and interiors.

New England shore postcard, mid-1980s.

According to the caption on this card, the image shows an Amtrak train on the Northeast Corridor somewhere between New York and Boston--most likely Connecticut since the rail line borders Long Island Sound there before moving inland in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. F40PH locomotive #341, painted in the Phase III livery introduced in 1979, leads the train. The tubular Amfleet coaches sport the earlier Phase II paint scheme from 1975. The company launched the "All Aboard Amtrak" slogan in 1983.

Postcards were often sold on board trains and in stations, or provided as a complimentary gift to sleeping car passengers.

From the Ann Owens Collection.