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Date: 04/21/21 11:55
A few Amtraks from 40 years ago.
Author: Conch

Here's a trio from Amtrak's earlier days.  The hand me down F and E units are gone and soon even Amtrak's own six axle units will join them.  Everything changes.

1) In the summer of 1979, a pair of SDP40F's with 596 leading roll eastbound #6 under the signal bridge at Hermosa WY  on August 25, 1979.

2) A pair of  Fast Forties are assisting the eastbound San Francisco Zephyr as they overtake the Overland Mail Denver at Hazeltine, CO  on 6-7-1980.  During this time, UP often added power, including it's remaining E units, to help 5 and 6 maintain their schedules across Wyoming.

3) Already slowing for its station stop at Las Vegas, NM. #3 approaches a pair  semaphores that were located just east of Las Vegas on the beautiful summer afternoon of July 31, 1982.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/21 09:31 by Conch.








Date: 04/21/21 12:20
Re: A few Amtraks from 40 years ago.
Author: refarkas

Well-crafted historic images.
Bob



Date: 04/21/21 13:29
Re: A few Amtraks from 40 years ago.
Author: x6924w

Great stuff as usual. Thanks for posting!!



Date: 04/21/21 13:35
Re: A few Amtraks from 40 years ago.
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!


RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 04/22/21 05:38
Re: A few Amtraks from 40 years ago.
Author: gcm

Beautiful shots - especially the one past the semaphores.
Gary



Date: 04/22/21 09:14
Re: A few Amtraks from 40 years ago.
Author: SPDRGWfan

Nice!



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