Amtrak's James Whitcomb Riley is eastbound on C&O rails just east of Broad street in 1975.
Porters on Amtrak#3 confer during the station stop at Albuquerque,NM..
Southern Pacific #99 to Amtrak #14Southern Pacific’s famed Coast Daylight (Los Angeles to San Francisco) lives on as Amtrak’s Coast Starlight (Los Angeles to Seattle).... (more)
The westbound North coast Hiawatha descends Homestake Pass above Interstate 90 east of Butte, MT. Riding a dome car down this hill is a bit like landing in Butte on an airplane. This line is curre... (more)
Far from its original duties on the point of Amtrak passenger trains, DLMX 644 leads a freight train over the massive timber trestle near Helvetia. This rural scene is less than ten miles from dow... (more)
In Service for Eighty-Two YearsAmtrak’s train #5, the westbound San Francisco Zephyr, has made its afternoon arrival at the old Southern Pacific 16th Street Station in Oaklan... (more)
Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha crosses the landmark GN Stone Arch bridge as the westbound train approaches the Minneapolis station. By the time it continues west, the sun will be setting and it wil... (more)
Six Trains per Day Between Los Angeles and San DiegoAmtrak San Diegan #770 makes its stop in Fullerton, California, on a beautiful April day in 1974. a pair of SDP40Fs (522 ... (more)
RIO PUERCO NM Sept 11 1980 -- Amtrak SDP40F 506 leads the Southwest Limited under New Mexico skies on Santa Fe's Transcon. When Amtrak took over the train from Santa FE it retained its Super Chief... (more)
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)