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Date: 04/06/21 18:41
Eight Various Amtrak
Author: MartyBernard

1. AMTK  P42DC 149 built March 2991 in April 2001, unknown photographer.

2. AMTK  SSB1200 561 built in May 1953 as ATSF 1230 and rebuilt from SW9u, in Chicago, IL on August 30, 1990, unknown photographer.

3. AMTK 187 with Train 5, in Reno, NV in July 2004, unknown photographer.



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Date: 04/06/21 18:41
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: MartyBernard

4. AMTK 597 and 625 with Zephyrs 5 and 6 in Cheyenne, WY on May 20, 1978, unknown photographer.

5. AMTK F40PH 219 built April 1976 with the Pioneer and in back ground the SF Zephyr, in Ogden, UT on July 12, 1978, unknown photographer.

6. AMTK F40PH 222 with the Desert Wind in Fullerton, CA on May 22, 1989, unknown photographer.



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Date: 04/06/21 18:42
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: MartyBernard

7. AMTK F40PH 226 in Glenview,IL with a train for Milwaukee on April 19, 1989, unknown photographer.

8. AMTK F40PHRs 377, 392, and 314, Chicago, IL on May 5, 1989, unknown photographer.


Enjoy,
Marty Bernard



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Date: 04/06/21 18:50
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: rrpreservation

Great stuff!! Thanks for sharing these shots!!



Date: 04/06/21 19:19
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: Bob3985

In your photo number 4 of the two Amtraks (5 & 6) in Cheyenne at the same time raised a real headach for the dispatchers.
Both trains had to have their power run around the trains upon arrival in Cheyenne. This tied up three of the 4 mainlines.
I was a hostler at that time on second shift and may have been the one doing the run arounds.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



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Date: 04/06/21 19:25
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: 3rdswitch

Number six, westbound Desert Wind, Fullerton, CA.
JB



Date: 04/06/21 19:58
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: timz

Anyone recognize where pic 3 is?



Date: 04/06/21 20:06
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: MartyBernard

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> In your photo number 4 of the two Amtraks (5 & 6)
> in Cheyenne at the same time raised a real headach
> for the dispatchers.
> Both trains had to have their power run around the
> trains upon arrival in Cheyenne. This tied up
> three of the 4 mainlines.


I assume they ran aroind their trains in Denver too.  Marty
 



Date: 04/06/21 20:19
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: OmahaTom

timz Wrote:
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> Anyone recognize where pic 3 is?

Is it Martinez, CA?

Tom Loftus
Omaha, NE



Date: 04/06/21 20:28
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: RuleG

OmahaTom Wrote:
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> timz Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone recognize where pic 3 is?
>
> Is it Martinez, CA?

Marty states the photo was taken in Reno, but I don't remember the station platform being on a curve.



Date: 04/06/21 20:33
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: AndyBrown

OmahaTom Wrote:
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> timz Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone recognize where pic 3 is?
>
> Is it Martinez, CA?

I don't think it's Martinez; not enough tracks.  It's a stumper.  I don't know why but it gives me a Sunset Ltd. vibe.

Single track on a curve with a recently paved blacktop platform, and a relatively major town judging by the number of passengers on the platform.

It's got me baffled.

Andy

 



Date: 04/06/21 21:06
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: timz

> I assume they ran aroind their trains in Denver too.

Probably the SDPs didn't run thru Denver? They
always changed there?



Date: 04/06/21 22:22
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: dan

they did do a runaround just did not reconnect in denver



Date: 04/07/21 08:24
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: ntharalson

But where's #1???  I'm thinkng somewhere on the UP given the "Union" sign on top of the depot, but have no other idea.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 04/07/21 10:45
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: kurtarmbruster

Photo 1) I prefered this higher belt line on the early "swoosh" GEs, made 'em less tubby. Still, a nice bit of red next to the blue would have really made it happen. But nobody was asking me.



Date: 04/07/21 11:18
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: AndyBrown

ntharalson Wrote:
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> But where's #1???  I'm thinkng somewhere on the
> UP given the "Union" sign on top of the depot, but
> have no other idea.  

Nick, pretty sure it's Grand Junction CO.

Andy



Date: 04/07/21 15:16
Re: Eight Various Amtrak
Author: texchief1

Great shots, Marty!  I really like the Cheyenne shot.

RC Lundgren



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