Amtrak Southwest Limited rolls eastbound as it makes its mid-morning appearance at Fort Madison. An early morning thunderstorm has gave way to hazy sunshine. SDP40F's 521, 505 and 512 lead 12 cars... (more)
Amtrak was just over seven years old when two SDP40Fs running elephant style rolled into Alexandria off the RF&P with the Silver Star from Florida. Those early Amtrak years were not filled with op... (more)
The James Whitcomb Riley is making an unscheduled stop to pick up railroad officials after gaining C&O iron just east of the famous Broad street tower.
In from the run. Washington, D.C.’s Ivy City Engine Terminal is the starting point for Amtrak routes is all directions, and this scene in July of 1974 sees the motive power destined for many citi... (more)
Amtrak 500 leads the Desert Wind westbound on the Santa Fe south track towards Cajon Summit, while up above, a Southern Pacific westbound train has stopped in the siding at Hiland.
The westbound Amtrak Empire Builder is at Martin, WA and about to enter the east portal of Stampede Tunnel, on the ex Northern Pacific mainline over Stampede Pass. This image was scanned from the ... (more)
The southbound Floridian passes JN Tower at L&S Junction on its way to Louisville Union Station. Amtrak’s Chicago to Florida train is running over five hours late on this clear but snowy day. ... (more)
eastbound Amtrak "San Diegan" #576 curving onto the 4th District from the 3rd District at Fullerton on it's way to San Diego with brand new Amfleet equipment on it's first weekend in service on th... (more)
The 1979 Pacific Railroad Society "Mountain Outin" passenger special, with Amtrak SDP40F 518 and 517, is rolling westbound around the famous Tehachapi Loop towards Bakersfield. On the top of the ... (more)
Amtrak train #55, the Mountaineer, makes its station stop in Suffolk, Virginia, on a bright April 1975 day. The lone SDP40F, #604, can easily handle this five car train.
Amtrak train #14, the westbound (northbound) Coast Starlight, pops out of the tunnel at Cuesta, the summit of central California's Cuesta Grade on January 26th, 1978. The train, led by SDP... (more)
On November 19th, 1974, an eastbound (southbound) Amtrak San Diegan makes a stop at Fullerton, California. Power for this six car train is SDP40F 508 and E9B 452. The SDP40F is new, havin... (more)
Practically new (built in July 1973), Amtrak SDP40F 508 sits at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal after arriving with train #3, the Southwest Limited on July 9th, 1973.
When Amtrak took over (most of) America's passenger rail operations in May 1971, they had to make due with a hodge-podge of diesels, mainly E-units, built in the 1940s and 1950s that were, to put ... (more)
On a bright afternoon in April 1974, Amtrak an San Diegan, heading from San Diego to Los Angeles, approaches the Lemon Street grade crossing as it slows for the station stop in Fullerton, C... (more)