Amtrak Begins Service Between Boston And Portland, Maine

The Amtrak Downeaster's first regular scheduled run was sold out and riders were enthusiastic.
December 17, 2001, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A day after politicians and dignitaries rode the train, there were no bands, flags, or crowds as the paying customers boarded in the darkness. But riders were enthusiastic about the service. Martyn Payson of Falmouth said his friends were envious because he was able to snare a ticket for the first departure."

Thanks to Joshuah Mello

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Published on Sunday, December 16, 2001 in The Boston Globe
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