Photos of Turboliners - RTL-III (SSSI)



















last updated: 06/06/04


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A year and a half ago I wrote the words below, and still neither of the two "finished" RTL-III sets has entered service. The first photo shows the set that recently began testing (again); the rest depict the equipment wearing their old numbers.

This is the first of Amtrak's Turboliners that was rebuilt by SuperSteel Schenectady, Inc. of Scotia, NY. New York State provided the funding for the project, in conjunction with upgrading some track segments in the Capital District and the construction of a new train station in Rensselaer. Over the night of Feburary 15-16, 2001, this trainset tested at 125mph between Rensselaer and Hudson, NY, the first time it had achieved this speed and a defininte precursor towards its entering into revenue service.


2135 and company await getting picked up by Amtrak crews for testing to begin again. (Scotia, NY, August 03, 2002)

The head end of power car 155. (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

The business-class section of 155. (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

The coach (number unknown) next to 155. (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

The cafe (number unknown). (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

The coach (number unknown) next to 158. (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

Power car/business class car 158. (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

The business end of 158 with the remainder of the set to the rear. (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

Power car 161, incomplete. It does not wear a number because the Turbos will be renumbered to accomodate the new P42ACs. (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)

The cafe for the second set (number unknown). (Scotia, NY, April 12, 2001)


Amtrak Turboliner powercar 158 and two coaches outside the SSSI facility. (Scotia, NY, July 01, 2000)