Monday, December 1, 2014

Washington Union Station with Sebastian Lee

Hi, On Friday, November 28 I had the pleasure of joining daughter Joanna, son-in-law Dave and grandson Sebastian at Washington Union Station. It turns out Sebastian, who is almost 2 years old, loves trains. Thus our first stop was the G scale model train layout inside the station. After he tired of watching the train run around in circles we went to spot I knew of where we could safely watch Amtrak trains arriving and leaving Washington Union Station. This spot is open to the public and is outside the old REA building. We spent about 1/2 hour there and Sebastian was in no hurry to leave.

The first thing we saw move was this MARC GP40WH-2.  Actually, this was a real surprise as I thought all of these units had been removed from the MARC roster.

Shortly after the MARC engine stopped next to a platform a Northeast Regional train left behind an AEM-7

and then another Northeast Regional train arrived behind a new ACS 64.

This ACS 64 is moving to couple up to a Northeast Regional train that had just arrived from the south.  There were a number other moves as switch engines went about moving cars around.

After lunch I waited on the top deck of the station parking structure until a train arrived.  It turned out to be the Capital arriving only 20 minutes late at about 1:30 PM.  Thanks for looking.

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