Amtrak 1 is not something you see everyday. According reports I’ve read, Amtrak 1, 2, and 3 have been roaming the Northwest on the Cascades trains .  I never saw 2 or 3 but I did happen across 1 several few times.  On the 1’s last visit I decided to grab a few photos while it was stopped at Vancouver.

What’s the big deal about 1?  Good question.  I supposd in this modern era where 4 digit engine numbers are most common single digits remind us times past when mom & pop railways numbered their engines in the single digits.  Amtrak certainly isn’t mom & pop but the low number gives us the impression of a small, quaint operation.  That’s my guess anyway…

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