My all-time favorite F unit in its finest form, lights, dynamic brakes, icebreakers and snow plows, reprising its former role, leading the "San Francisco Zephyr".
Amtrak train 710 makes a station stop in Merced, CA, under beautiful springtime skies. In the lead are two ex-SP FP7s, one already repainted into Amtrak livery. The train is on the station track, ... (more)
With only a few days left in its existence the San Joaquin Daylight is getting ready tp head West from Fresno
Stopped at Tracy
An eastbound San Joaquin makes a scheduled stop at Merced on Santa Fe's Valley Line.
Amtrak's eastbound Sunset Ltd. passes under the SP westbound main east of Tucson near Vail, AZ on Mar 30, 1974. SP-painted, but soon to be AMTK-owned FP7s held the lead position on the Sunset unti... (more)
westbound Amtrak train #5 approaching Colfax, CA on Donner Pass
It was Easter Sunday, 1971, as SP #6461 leads Train #51, the Westbound San Joaquin Daylight, at Fresno, CA. The third car after the baggage is one of SP's "automat" cars. The louvered buildind beh... (more)
Passenger stop at Tracy and also to meet its connection with the Sacramento Daylight
Amtrak No. 6 drops out of the Sierra Nevada at Verdi on its way to Sparks, where it will drop its FP7 lead helper.
Amtrak No. 6 emerges from a snowshed at Norden with ex-SP FP7A 6461 acting as lead helper over Donner.
Ex-SP FP7A 6461 leads an Amtrak San Joaquin at Merced and meets a Santa Fe westbound while at the station.
Ex-SP FP7A 6461 leads Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound San Francisco Zephyr, at Yuba Gap.