United States of America

Long and medium distance passenger train services in the USA are operated by Amtrak. At New Haven station on 10 June 1994, 273 has just arrived with the "Connecticut Yankee", the 06.35 from Boston via the 'Inland Route' though Springfield.
Major cities have their own commuter rail networks. In the Chicago area, the local operator is known as 'Metra', and this picture shows their 16.00 service from Chicago after arrival at its destination, Downers Grove Main Street, on 7 June 1994. Note the double-deck coaching stock.
Commuter services between Washington DC and Maryland (to the north) are operated by Maryland Transit Administration, trading as MARC. Their electric locomotive no. 4900 is seen at Baltimore on 12 June 1994.
The only route in the USA to operate a fast, frequent service which compares with European 'Inter-City' service levels, is that along the eastern seaboard between Washington DC and New York City (and to a lesser extent northwards to Boston). On my visit in 1994, I thought it had many similarities with Britain's West Coast Main Line, with fairly modern electric trains operating at 100mph (with a few at 125mph) over dilapidated infrastructure. In this photo, electric locomotive no.930 stands at Baltimore station, at the head of the 15.30 Washington - New York service, on 12 June 1994.
CSX freight
US railways' main traffic is freight. This is a northbound freight operated by CSX, near Rivervale, Maryland, on 3 June 1994.

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