Heading for Cuesta GradeAmtrak train #14, the northbound (westbound in Southern Pacific's timetable) Coast Starlight, departs San Luis Obispo, California, on July 1, 1976 (Am... (more)
Water for My HorsesIt is Independence Day Eve (is that a thing?) 1974 and Amtrak's southbound (eastbound, in Southern Pacific vernacular) Coast Starlight, train #11, makes it... (more)
Back When This Train in Fullerton was a Rare EventThe Santa Fe Railway passed through the middle of downtown Pasadena, California. And on New Year's Day, the city of Pasadena hosts ... (more)
"Nothing changes on New Year's Day"U2 got it wrong, as one thing, at least, does change on New Year's Day: The Santa Fe Railway passed through the middle of downtown Pasadena, Cali... (more)
There's Something About a Train that's Magic... What appears to be an Amtrak San Diegan with a particularly eclectic set of cars is, in fact, not a train for passengers. Fro... (more)
NORMAN OK Oct 8 1979 -- With a contrail of the competition overhead the last southbound Lone Star comes to a stop. The train was discontinued by Amtrak a week earlier but a lawsuit forced Amtrak t... (more)
Missing a number board, Amtrak 513 sits at the passenger station in downtown San Diego.
A sole Amtrak SDP40F, in Phase I paint, is seen negotiating the diamonds at 21st Street Interlocking. Tom Golden photo.
An EMD test set consisting of a SDP40F, passenger test car, A-B F-unit set, and SD45 demonstrator are seen traversing the ICG mainline. Tom Golden photo.
OKLAHOMA CITY Mar 23 1975 -- Engineer Wayne Rector (right) and Fireman Johnny Goff pose with their office on wheels. The pair were part of the short pool which operated from Arkansas City KS to Pu... (more)
Amtrak SDP40F 630, in its as-delivered “pointless arrow” scheme, stands with one of its predecessors at the Ivy City engine terminal in Washington, DC. The SDP40F’s were purchased to replace some ... (more)
GUTHRIE OK Aug 1977 -- Amtrak SDP40f 515 leads the Lone Star south to a station stop in Guthrie. The train is traversing the Santa Fe bridge over the Cimarron River.
Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder at Doylestown,WI..
GUTHRIE OK Aug 1977 -- In between storm cells the southbound Lone Star crosses the Cimarron River on its way to Guthrie.
After inspecting a westbound freight the Flagman on an Amtrak eastbound peers out the rear window of the rear car of his train.