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Date: 04/12/06 17:13
Brand New F40's on the Starlight
Author: drew1946

The F40's got here before the Superliners--- Brand new F40 #203 leading another F40 and an SDP40F with the Starlight still made up of steam heated equipment at Alviso, CA one sunny July Sunday in 1978.





Date: 04/12/06 17:51
Re: Brand New F40's on the Starlight
Author: ProAmtrak

3 units, 16 cars, plus a dome added, nice consist! Be great if Amtrak stayed that way!



Date: 04/12/06 20:05
Re: Brand New F40's on the Starlight
Author: DynamicBrake

When you look at it..that was a pretty cool looking train!

Kent



Date: 04/12/06 20:35
Re: Brand New F40's on the Starlight
Author: bisbeekid

DynamicBrake Wrote:
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> When you look at it..that was a pretty cool
> looking train!
>
> Kent

The Starlight consists ended up on the Sunset after Superliners arrived. Most trains were 17 to 19 cars.



Date: 04/12/06 21:33
Re: Brand New F40's on the Starlight
Author: NI030

I love the SP style icicle breakers on the roof. I wonder how long those lasted. I don't remember seeing them on Amtrak F40's before.



Date: 04/12/06 22:05
Re: Brand New F40's on the Starlight
Author: drew1946

I am not sure how long they lasted--the early 80's were not very productive for me in terms of photography.I don't find them on any photos from the 1985 time frame with them on the F40's.



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