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Amtrak's Desert Wind Route
Depicts Amtrak's "Desert Wind" service, which operated from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, via Las Vegas. Its discontinuance in 1997 left the lower Intermountain region, including Las Vegas, without any passenger rail service since.
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Photo ID: 767311

Amtrak Train 36, the eastbound Desert Wind, climbs Cajon Pass east of the Alray tunnel area.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Alray, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 27, 2021

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Photo ID: 764527

Amtrak train 36, the eastbound Desert Wind, pauses at the station in Fullerton, California, on October 6, 1994. Amtrak Dash 8-40BWH 803 will power this five-car train on its trip from Los ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Fullerton, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 803
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: October 06, 1994


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Feb 27, 2021

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Photo ID: 751854

Running on the south track on Cajon Pass, the westbound Desert Wind is two hours into its journey from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City/Chicago.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 253
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: May 06, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 743517

Departing the station in Pomona CA is Amtrak’s train 36, the Ogden UT-bound Desert Wind. On this day, a pair of F40PHs, 214 and 249, are in charge of this nine-car train. There is a lot... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Pomona, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 214
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: January 03, 1981


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 742678

Two-month-old Amtrak 50 is the first of a pair of P42DCs pulling a seven-car Desert Wind (train 35) around a curve in the Mojave Desert as the train heads toward Los Angeles from Ogden. Th... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hodge, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 50
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: March 22, 1997


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 733890

The Desert Wind, has crested Cajon Pass, and is making the steep descent toward Los Angeles.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Alray, California, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 291
Train ID: Amtrak 35
Photo Date: May 06, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 733780

Amtrak Train 35, the Desert Wind, descends Cajon near Alray at 11:40 on May 5, 1984.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Alray, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 253
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: May 05, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 727115

The Desert Wind pauses at Barstow, earthquake damage evident with the buildings.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PHR
Location: Barstow, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 280
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 30, 1991


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By: Simon Barber

Added: Feb 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 715840

Passing a lone Joshua Tree on a bright and snowy January 1988 day, Amtrak train 35, the now-discontinued Desert Wind, threads its way through Cajon Pass's Mormon Rocks area on its way from ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 352
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: January, 1988


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Nov 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 688016

AMTRAK Desert Wind descending Cima Hill near Elora, CA.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE B32-8WH
Location: Elora, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 506
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: May, 1993


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Feb 18, 2019

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Photo ID: 679003

Another shot from the old print box. Amtrak #36, the Desert Wind rounding Sullivan's Curve in Cajon Pass. That “Pepsi Can” P32-8 looks pretty good to me. Scanned from a color print.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P32BWH (Dash 8-32BWH)
Location: Near San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 516
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: April 10, 1993


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Nov 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 675076

Amtrak 289 leads the westbound Desert Wind through the snow flurries at Cajon Summit. Snow was not very common in Cajon Pass.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 289
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: November 11, 1985


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 674782

Union Pacific 3445 gives a helping hand to the Amtrak Desert Wind as it rolls westbound down Cima Hill towards Kelso, CA.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Kelso, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3445
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: January 03, 1985


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 674339

A winter storm has dropped a light dusting of snow at Cajon Summit as the eastbound Amtrak Desert Wind breaks out of the clouds into a brief moment of sunlight.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 250, AMTK 224
Train ID: Desert Wind
Photo Date: December, 1981


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 18, 2018

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Photo ID: 674338

Union Pacific 3091 has stopped on the south main line at summit. Creeping up on the north main is Amtrak 221 leading the westbound Desert Wind. The Amtrak train will cross over from the north to... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3091, AMTK 221
Train ID: Desert Wind
Photo Date: January, 1981


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 18, 2018

Views: 1,854
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