Forty years ago probably Christmas time as the southbound coast train comes into SLO near Cal-Poly at Foothill Blvd.....
Amtrak's Coast Daylight at Football Ave. near Cal-Poly southbound splitting the SP searchlight signals.
Amtrak 289 leads the westbound Desert Wind through the snow flurries at Cajon Summit. Snow was not very common in Cajon Pass.
The westbound Reno Fun Train with #289 leading two SDP40F's West of Colfax.
Amtrak 289 leads train #8, The Empire Builder, out of Milwaukee, WI in November of 1987. The old Milwaukee Solvay Coke facility is behind the train and the last remnants of the CNW mainline betwee... (more)
Southbound Coast Starlight at Foothill Blvd.near the campus of Cal-Poly.
Amtrak northbound "Coast Starlight" passing Chatsworth Rocks
Amtrak's California Zephyr train #5 glides west through the Green River Desert at Cedar, Utah.
Amtrak's California Zephyr train #5 descends D&RGW's Subdivision 5 at the top of Cedar Hill in Utah's lonely Green River Desert.
The St. Clair. I guess they had no money for weed spray that year.
Amtrak #6, the Eastbound California Zephyr approaching Pinole as it runs along San Pablo Bay. The #289 was, at one time, equipped with SP style icicle breakers but, by 1987, they had been removed.
Although the coaches were still steam heated, the Reno Fun Train is led by a new F40. Trailing are two SDP40F's for additional motive power and steam heat.
The inbound Desert Wind coasts to a stop at Pasadena Station. The number on the right side of the engine adjacent to the headlight looks like a stenciled replacement.