Acela

Acela Express is the first service that could be considered a high-speed passenger rail line. At the time I took it in 2014, the service ran on the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, DC with 14 intermediate stops. The service attained peak speed of 150 MPH on short stretches of track in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, but average speeds over the entire line were in the 65-80 MPH range. Being only marginally faster than conventional NEC service, the service can probably more appropriately be seen as a premium service that features aesthetically-pleasing rolling stock, higher fares, and a more elite clientele. The service debuted in 2000 and has been a strong revenue generator for Amtrak - although the opacity of Amtrak's accounting procedures makes this subject to debate.

Acela - South Station, Boston
11/29/2007 09:59:08
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 06:38:32
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
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South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 06:39:20
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 06:39:40
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 07:05:10
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 07:06:16
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 07:06:34
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 07:06:38
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 07:06:52
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 07:07:30
South Station, Boston
Acela - South Station, Boston
02/13/2014 07:08:08
South Station, Boston
Acela
02/13/2014 07:11:28
Acela
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Acela
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Acela
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Acela
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Acela
02/13/2014 07:38:40
Acela - 150 MPH
02/13/2014 07:47:10
150 MPH
Acela - 150 MPH
02/13/2014 08:07:48
150 MPH
Acela - 150 MPH
02/13/2014 08:14:36
150 MPH
Acela
02/13/2014 08:48:42
Acela
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Acela
02/13/2014 08:50:58
Acela
02/13/2014 08:51:30
Acela
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Acela
02/13/2014 10:10:42
Acela
02/13/2014 10:35:20
Acela - Triboro Bridge
02/13/2014 10:43:12
Triboro Bridge
Acela - Hell Gate Bridge
02/13/2014 10:43:58
Hell Gate Bridge
Acela - Triboro Bridge
02/13/2014 10:44:18
Triboro Bridge
Acela - Queens
02/13/2014 10:44:58
Queens
Acela - Sunnyside Yard
02/13/2014 10:49:16
Sunnyside Yard
Acela
02/13/2014 10:49:46
Acela - NY Penn Station
02/13/2014 10:57:32
NY Penn Station

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