The last SP "Coast Daylight" Train #98 leaves Palo Alto on its way to Los Angeles on the eve of Amtrak.
Train #98, the Eastbound Coast Daylight has just passed under Curtner Ave. The larger consist is cars deadheading to LA for that nights Sunset. This line in now double tracked, the hills to the ri... (more)
With April 30th 1971 and Amtrak fast approaching, Southern Pacific passenger service, other than commutes, was nearing the end. #3207 is arriving the Cahill St. Station in San Jose. The area the r... (more)
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
SP #6460, trailing an SDP45, is arriving at San Jose's Cahill St. Station with the Coast Daylight. It is February of 1971 and Amtrak will soon appear. #6460 was never "conveyed" to Amtrak as it wa... (more)
Train #99, led by SP FP7 #6451, has stopped at San Jose. The train has one more stop in Palo Alto before reaching its terminus in San Francisco.
The Coast Daylight racing through Newhall Yard with FP7 #6452 on the point. At this date, long haul passenger train numbers were still displayed on the locomotive. #6452 would later be destroyed i... (more)
By January of 1970, the Coast Daylight was but a shadow of its former self as FP7 #6456 rolls the train into San Jose passing Stockton St. and College Park. The Daylight had the distinction of bei... (more)