Amtrak was not yet a year old but the so called "Rainbow Era" was in full swing. Train #5, The San Francisco Zephyr led by SP power and an assortment of cars including one of SP's home built dome ... (more)
From the time SP's Oakland Mole closed until it was severly damaged in the 1989 earthquake, SP's 16th Station served as Oakland's main depot. In November of 1971, SP power still ruled on Amtrak's ... (more)
With the air temp hovering around 10 degrees above zero, SP #8942 is leading 5 ex-UP E-units thru the former ice and beer making town of Boca, California. Until I scanned this slide, I had never n... (more)
#6 is just past Alta, passing the townsite of Towle. This day E8 #326 (formerly UP 929A) led all the way over the hill without the usual FP7 -- I guess the weather, in SP's mind anyway, was not "a... (more)
About 20 minutes out of Sparks, NV, Amtrak E9 425, an ex-UP unit, is leading #6 East out into Nevada. Crossing Donner Pass the train was led by an ex-SP FP7, which was left in Sparks.
Conforming to SP's requirement that one of their former FP7 units lead the Zephyr over Donner Pass during "adverse" weather, #116 is leading two SDP40F's at Rocky Point, East of Alta, CA.
Amtrak's "rainbow" era was underway. SP 6446 would later become Amtrak #110.