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Date: 03/23/19 13:30
Some of Roger Patelski's Early Amtrak Photos
Author: MartyBernard

1. Amtrak/Connecticut DOT ill fated SPV at New Haven June 16, 1982.

2. AMTK F40PHR 314 with the northbound Crescent at Burke, VA  (the fans are waiting for a steam excursion) in October 1989.

3. AMTK F40PHR 374 with Train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, arriving at Aurora, IL in July 1984.



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Date: 03/23/19 13:30
Re: Some of Roger Patelski's Early Amtrak Photos
Author: MartyBernard

4. AMTK SDP40F 515 with San Diegan #771 at San Diego, CA in March 1974.

5. AMTK SDP40F 526 in Las Vegas in January 1981.  Looks too long to be the Desert Wind.

6. BN E8A 9972 in Denver, Amtrak's San Francisco Zephyr power from Chicago was just removed from the train to add fresh power to go west in March 1974.  9972 was CB&Q 9972 and later became MARC 66.


Enjoy,
Marty Bernard



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Date: 03/23/19 14:16
Re: Some of Roger Patelski's Early Amtrak Photos
Author: RodneyZona

Photo#3. Old BN RR Burlington, IA and Aurora, IL based passenger train crews worked between Chicago and Burlington. Galesburg, IL based engine crews worked to and from Chicago.

Photo 4: Old Santa Fe RR LA based passenger train and engine crews worked to and from San Diego.
PhotoNo. 5. Old Old UP RR Las Vegas, NV based passenger train and engine crews worked to and from Barstow, CA.
Photo No. 6  Old UP RR Denver, CO based passenger train crews worked to and from Green River, WY. Denver based engine crews worked to and from Rawlins, WY.



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Date: 03/23/19 17:13
Re: Some of Roger Patelski's Early Amtrak Photos
Author: 41

Re the Las Vegas photo: wonder if it's a detouring Southwest Ltd?? Note SDP40F+F40PH pwr, and a 10-6 sleeper just behind the baggage.



Date: 03/23/19 17:31
Re: Early Amtrak
Author: timz

The Las Vegas pic-- did the SDP have to supply
steam to the train? Did F40s have steam lines?



Date: 03/23/19 18:51
Re: Some of Roger Patelski's Early Amtrak Photos
Author: BoilingMan

41 Wrote:
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> Re the Las Vegas photo: wonder if it's a
> detouring Southwest Ltd?? Note SDP40F+F40PH pwr,
> and a 10-6 sleeper just behind the baggage.

The Desert Wind went through all sorts of configurations, so this probably IS #35  (the train in the photo is WB)  I have seen pics of the wind with a 10/6 sleeper ahead of the step-down drom/coach like this.
SR



Date: 03/23/19 19:11
Re: Early Amtrak
Author: BoilingMan

timz Wrote:
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> The Las Vegas pic-- did the SDP have to supply
> steam to the train? Did F40s have steam lines?

No.  The F40 is providing HEP- the SDP40F is just a "locomotive" on the point.  As the F40 was being introduced they were teamed up with the SDP40F's just like this until there were enough of them to displace the 5-600's completely.
This worked the other way around too- F40's on the point with SDP40F's trailing to provide stream to trains not yet converted to HEP cars- see photo of  pre-Superliner #14 w F40 leading.
SR




Date: 03/23/19 20:17
Re: Early Amtrak
Author: DavidP

The DW launched with HEP-converted Budd sleepers because there weren’t enough Superliner sleepers available.  It also used an Amfleet dinette, which in this photo seems to have been replaced with a new SL diner.

Dave



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