My Luck Getting Amtrak H Unit 822 Has Changed

 

The eastbound Lake Shore Limited rushes through Painesville 4 hours and 13 minutes late.

The eastbound Lake Shore Limited rushes through Perry, Ohio, 4 hours and 13 minutes late.

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Private car Caritas carried a livery similar to the Illinois Central passenger scheme.

Private car Caritas carried a livery similar to the Illinois Central passenger scheme.

 

Last Sunday the eastbound Lake Shore Limited was an hour and a half late but had No. 822 in the lead.

Last Sunday the eastbound Lake Shore Limited was an hour and a half late but had No. 822 in the lead.

The "interesting" motive power consist of the train that blocked my view of the Amtrak 822 back on Jan. 4.

The “interesting” motive power consist of the train that blocked my view of the Amtrak 822 back on Jan. 4.

Last winter on a Saturday morning in January there was a very late Amtrak No. 49 (Lake Shore Limited) that came through after a heavy eastern snowfall. I was set up at Fobes Street. in Painesville with perfect lighting. No. 49 had Phase III heritage unit No. 822 on the lead.

My result was getting blocked by an eastbound CSX train with interesting motive power but with No. 49 being viewed in between the freight cars of the eastbound.

Last Sunday No. 48 was running late and had the 822 on the lead. I went out to get it. My luck changed this time with No. 48 showing up 10 minutes before mass started in Painesville.

Then I got lucky again. On Wednesday it was a very late No. 48 with the 822 leading and with private car Caritas right behind the power painted in Iowa Pacific’s replication of the Illinois Central passenger livery.

Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

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One Response to “My Luck Getting Amtrak H Unit 822 Has Changed”

  1. Paul Woodring Says:

    “Caritas” is owned by Ed Ellis’ Iowa Pacific. In the 80’s and ’90’s it was in a grey and red livery and was based in Boston. Originally a Frisco 1948 Pullman 14 & 4 sleeper, it was sold to CN in ’65, then to VIA, and into private ownership and reconfiguration in ’83.

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