Photos of 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.
Every effort was made to put the images in chronological order, but I didn't take very good notes on some.
Amtrak in Arizona
Somewhere out there
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
Amtrak in Southern California
San Bernardino County
Amtrak's Southwest Chief westbound approaches Devore after descending Cajon Pass, circa 1983
San Diego County
Lone F40PH 227 backs down the mainline toward the depot after turning on the Washington St. wye in San Diego in August 1981. The wye, which led into Marine Corps Recruit Depot, no longer exists.
F40PH #222 idles with a San Diegan, waiting for train time in San Diego.
Several trains wait in San Diego for their departure times.
In the yard in San Diego
Pulling into the old station at Del Mar, this southbound San Diegan is led by F40PH #236 in March, 1982.
A northbound San Diegan, headed by F40PH 220, raises the dust as it enters Oceanside, CA
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 and the yard tracks were removed.
Up-angle nose shot of F40PH No. 214 at the station in Oceanside, California
A San Diegan makes a station stop in Oceanside, led by GE Dash 8-P32BWH #515, circa 1986
Close-up of nose of Dash 8-P32BWH #515
Northbound San Diegan crosses the San Luis Rey River bridge leaving Oceanside.
222 with a southbound San Diegan enters the passing siding at Carlsbad, CA in January, 1984
A northbound San Diegan, led by F40PH #235 leaves Carmel Valley en route to its next station stop at Del Mar in January, 1984.
An early era Amtrak transition car sits on an industrial siding somewhere in Southern California in 1984.