The front seat in the forward dome of the United Aircraft Turbotrain was seemingly designed solely with the railfan in mind. Only a plate of heavy glass separated the rider from the cab.
This 1973 photo was snapped on the way from New York to Boston, as I was on my way back to college, probably after Thanksgiving weekend.We're somewhere along the former New Haven mainline between New Rochelle and New Haven and coming at us is an Amtrak GG1 still in the Penn Central paint scheme on the point of a conventional Northeast Corridor train bound for Penn Station New York and Washington, DC.
You got all this for the regular fare of $9.90 one-way from New York to Boston.
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