|Jersey City skyline|
Finally, around 7:30, the line began moving and we were seated by 7:40. I spoke to an Amtrak volunteer and he told me that both weekend trips were sold out. For our ride there were fifteen cars, three engines, and two cafe cars. We exited Penn Station a little after eight and headed west along the Northeast Corridor to Newark to pick up some passengers. Afterwards, we reversed directions and headed east on the Conrail line. We went into the Bergen Tunnel and turned north on the (former) Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. After traveling over forty miles, the train switched onto the CSX River Subdivision and we soon entered New York State.
|Bear Mountain Bridge|
|One of the many gorgeous views|
|Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge|
|Skillpot Island in the Tivoli Bays wildlife management area|