AMTRAK

Not having lived along a busy Amtrak corridor or been particularly drawn to the modern passenger train, I've not taken the opportunity to take many photos of Amtrak trains.  Admittedly, back in my heavy photo-fanning days of the late 70's and 80's, passenger trains were generally only photographed if they came along while I was waiting for freight action.

As usual, clicking on a thumbnail pic below will take you to the larger version.  Listed coordinates may denote approximate camera locations, not necessarily train locations.

   

AMTRAK THROUGHOUT THE WEST: San Diego County, California

Amtrak F40 222 in San Diego

F40PH #222 idles with a San Diegan, waiting for train time in San Diego.

Location:  San Diego, California
Approximate Coordinates: N32° 43.132 W117° 10.202

A northbound San Diegan, headed by F40PH 220, raises the dust south of Oceanside, California

A northbound San Diegan, headed by F40PH 220, raises the dust as it enters Oceanside, CA

Location: Escondido Juction, Oceanside, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 10.778 W117° 22.146

F40PH No. 214 at Oceanside

Up-angle nose shot of F40PH No. 214 at Oceanside

Location: Oceanside, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 11.622 W117° 22.857

A San Diegan makes a station stop in Oceanside, led by GE Dash 8-P32BWH #515

A San Diegan makes a station stop in Oceanside, led by GE Dash 8-P32BWH #515

Location: Oceanside, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 11.622 W117° 22.857

Dash 8-P32BWH #515

Close-up of nose of Dash 8-P32BWH #515

Location: Oceanside, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 11.622 W117° 22.857

Location: Oceanside, California Amtrak Dash 8-P32BWH #515 on the point of a northbound San Diegan at Oceanside.

Location: Oceanside, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 11.622 W117° 22.857

Northbound San Diegan out of Oceanside, California

Northbound San Diegan crosses the San Luis Rey River bridge leaving Oceanside.

Location: Oceanside, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 12.308 W117° 23.316

Amtrak 236 brings a southbound San Diegan into the station at Del Mar

Pulling into the old station at Del Mar, this southbound San Diegan is led by F40PH #236 in March, 1982.

Location: Del Mar, California
Approximate Coordinates: N32° 57.631 W117° 16.046

F40PH 227 backs down the yard lead in San Diego in August 1981

Lone F40PH 227 backs down the yard lead toward the depot in San Diego in August 1981.

Location: Del Mar, California
Approximate Coordinates: N32° 43.299 W117° 10.203

F40PH 214 with a southbound San Diegan arrives at Oceanside

F40PH 214 with a southbound San Diegan arrives at Oceanside in February, 1983.  This was before the depot was razed to construct the Oceanside Transit Terminal.

Location: Oceanside, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 11.490 W117° 22.747

222 with a southbound San Diegan takes siding south of Carlsbad

222 with a southbound San Diegan takes siding at Carlsbad, CA.

Location: Carlsbad, California
Approximate Coordinates: N33° 07.867 W117° 19.819

Northbound San Diegan leaves Carmel Valley en route to its next station stop at Del Mar

A northbound San Diegan, led by F40PH #235 leaves Carmel Valley en route to its next station stop at Del Mar in January, 1984.

Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego County, California
Approximate Coordinates: N32° 56.284 W117° 15.653

An early era Amtrak transition car sits on an industrial siding in Southern California

An early era Amtrak transition car sits on an industrial siding somehwere in Southern California in 1984.

Location:  Unremembered, possibly El Cajon, California
Approximate Coordinates: Unknown

   
   

AMTRAK THROUGHOUT THE WEST: Arizona

EMD F40PH's 230 and 283 scurry westbound near Yuma, Arizona in 1983 with the Sunset Limited

EMD F40PH's 230 and 283 hurry westbound somewhere in the desert near Yuma, Arizona in 1983 with Amtrak's Sunset Limited in May, 1983

Location: Unremembered
Approximate Coordinates: Unknown

EMD F40PH's 230 and 283 scurry westbound near Yuma, Arizona in 1983 with the Sunset Limited

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