SDP40F's 508 and 527 with a new composition are pushed into the Terminal of Union Station
Train number one still heading toward the setting sun. Southern Pacific hit the nail on the head when they named this train the Sunset Limited. I was in the same sleeping car for three nights and ... (more)
Two-year-old SDP40F's 573 and 561 are in charge of the westbound Empire Builder this evening as the train makes a brief stop at Belton (West Glacier) Montana.
Train #3 has just arrive at Joliet Union Station on main 1 on the ATSF . Passing the old ATSF fright depot in the background.
Eastbound Empire Builder leaves King Street station led by a pair of SDP40Fs, bound for Auburn and its usual Stampede Pass routing east in the winter of 1976. At the time, the SDP40F's were only a... (more)
working on the railroad, watch at the 641
Amtrak #11, the Los Angeles bound Coast Starlight, makes a station stop at Davis, CA, the juction of the SP West Valley Line with the SP Cal-P mainline, at dawn on January 24, 1981.
The Pacific Railroad Society ran a special LA-SLO round trip back in 6/78. I don't remember much about the trip other than it was a pleasant way to spend the day. Photo is of the train after the e... (more)
With a large steam leak behind the baggage cars the North Coast Hiawatha loads passengers for the west.
Amtrak observation 3770 ex-GN Port of Seattle brings up the markers on the North Coast Hiawatha loading passengers at Portage. Oneof the interesting interior aspects of this car was its piano.
The Empire Builder arrives Portage wrong main (running east on the westward track) to make its station stop. The lead unit appears to have been repainted recently in a new scheme.