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Biden Campaign Train Rolls in Ohio, Pennsylvania

October 1, 2020

Democratic presidental candidate Joe Biden rode the rails in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania on Wednesday on a train dubbed the Build Back Better Express.

Todd Dillon caught the campaign train in Hudson and reported that the consist included Amtrak P42DC Nos. 100 and 114; conference car 9800; Amfleet I coaches 82810 and 82985; Amfleet I food service car 43394; Viewliner II dining car 68012 (Harrisburg);  Amfleet I coach 82546; and theater car 10004 (American View).

The train departed Cleveland Wednesday morning where Biden had spent the night after his Tuesday debate with President Donald Trump, his Republican opponent.

An online report said the train arrived shortly before noon. Security was tight with the Secret Service, Alliance Police, Stark County Sheriff’s Department, Amtrak Police and Norfolk Southern Police on the scene.

The report said the train arrived under cloudy skies and operated as symbol P098.

During the Alliance stop, Biden disembarked and answered a few questions.

Another online report said the train arrived at the Amtrak station in Pittsburgh at 2:49 p.m., 29 minutes late.

A camera mounted on the American View provided live video scenes of passing trains and other scenery.

The train ended its journey in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Photographs by Todd Dillon

Biden Train to Stop in Alliance

September 29, 2020

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign train will stop in Alliance on Wednesday as well as make as many as five appearances in Pennsylvania.

It appears the train is using Norfolk Southern tracks used by Amtrak’s Capitol Limited and Pennsylvanian.

News reports indicate the campaign train will depart Cleveland and reach Alliance about 11:45 a.m.

It is not clear how many of the Pennsylvania stops are campaign appearances versus the train is just going to roll through.

One news report said the train is expected to reach the Pennsylvania appearances on the following schedule: Pittsburgh, 2:20 p.m. (train stop); Greenburg, 3:45 p.m. (train stop); New Alexandria, 4:30 p.m. (expected to be a roll by); Latrobe, 5:20 p.m. (might be a train stop); and Johnstown,, 7:30 p.m. (drive-in event.)

Boiden, a Democrat, is running for president against Republican and incumbent president Donald Trump.

The two of them are to appear at a debate in Cleveland Tuesday night.