The day's first northbound (westbound?) Amtrak San Diegan, train 771, makes its stop in Fullerton, the last stop before Los Angeles, at 9:00, two hours after departing San Diego. This trai... (more)
Just as the sun sets, Amtrak train 4, the eastbound Southwest Limited, is about to depart Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal behind a trio of SDP40Fs – 524, 519 and 512 – as soon as t... (more)
NORMAN OK — This undated photo shows southbound train 15 making a station stop with Amtrak SDP40f 519 in the lead. Of interest (to me at least) is the front end of our 1955 Chevrolet convertible... (more)
Photo by Gary Zeitler, from my collection. Scapegoat?Maybe. A major wreck was determined to be caused by the trucks, at high speed, so the entire class was scrapped (oops, recycled). I have to ... (more)
FORT WORTH TX (February) 1974 — Amtrak SDP40F 526 leads the northbound Texas Chief as its crew awaits departure clearance. EMD built the 526 (b/n 72694-27) in July 1973. Santa Fe acquired the un... (more)
OKLAHOMA CITY (July) 1977 — Amtrak SDP40f 517 leads the Lone Star past mile post 386 and a Santa Fe train on the siding with lease power. My photo.
This locomotive was built as Amtrak 644 and is the only operable SDP40F in existence. It's owned by https://dynarail.org/ with the hope of restoring it to an Amtrak livery. As with many historic ... (more)
Amtrak 644 is the only operable SDP40F in existence, owned by https://dynarail.org/ with the hope of restoring it to an Amtrak livery. As with many historic preservation efforts, it's not easy to ... (more)
Amtrak train 9, the westbound North Coast Hiawatha, makes a station stop in Livingston on a cold and snowy December day. The power for this train, SDP40Fs 531 and 576, has been "blue ... (more)
PURCELL OK July 29 1979 — Amtrak SDP40F 526 leads the northbound Lone Star as it transitions from Santa Fe's Northern Division to Middle Division. Note peculiar font used in fireman-side number ... (more)
Four SDP40Fs are on the headend of train 3, the westbound Southwest Limited, because this train is delivering new locomotive 587, built in May 1974, which will be assigned to Amtrak trains ... (more)
GARDEN CITY KS June 16 1979 — Amtrak SDP40f 505 leads the westbound Southwest Limited as the train slows for a station stop. I have no idea why the red headlight appears to be lighted. My photo.
Los Angeles' iconic city hall provides the backdrop as Amtrak train 3, The Super Chief, has arrived on Los Angeles Union Station's Track 12 with a trio of new SDP40F diesels for power: AMT... (more)
On the American Bicentennial, Amtrak train 5, the San Francisco Zephyr, departs downtown Chicago’s Union Station for a trip to Oakland, California. AMTK SDP40Fs 622 and 627, built two ye... (more)
Amtrak train 14, the northbound ("westbound" on the Southern Pacific’s Los Angeles Division) makes it stop in San Luis Obispo as it makes its way from Los Angeles to Seattle. A pair of recently... (more)