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 Angeles CA to Ogden UT. Work has begun on a major upgrade to the station in Fullerton, which will include a third mainline (Main 3, already in place in the foreground, but not yet in service), the removal of the platform between the two existing mainlines (Mains 1 and 2), a new platform alongside Main 3 (the edge of which has already had its concrete poured), a fence between Main 2 and Main 3, new palm trees along both platforms and, eventually, a new pedestrian bridge across all three tracks.
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.
California-bound rail travelers from the east have three choices to reach the Golden State: California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. A look back through the years including the now-defunct Desert Wind