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Date: 01/24/23 15:13
Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: GreenFlag

Here's a series of photos of a very late westbound Sunset Limited on 10-3-79. This was at Bryn Mawr on the SP which is near Redlands and east of Colton. This was an unusual catch as it was 115pm in the afternoon and if on time, the train would've passed through here probably before the sun would have been up. 
The train has a Southern car which I think is a through sleeper off of the Crescent.








Date: 01/24/23 15:14
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: GreenFlag

One last photo of the SP business car 117 "Tucson" bringing up the rear. 




Date: 01/24/23 15:24
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: 3rdswitch

That is a sizable train, nice catch.
JB



Date: 01/24/23 16:31
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: UP951West

Quality Amtrak #1 images !  Thanks for sharing them .
This paint scheme looked far better than the red nose scheme on the SDP40F power.



Date: 01/24/23 16:52
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: MEKoch

I would speculate that the rear seven Amtrak cars are deadheads.



Date: 01/24/23 19:34
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: AndyBrown

MEKoch Wrote:
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> I would speculate that the rear seven Amtrak cars
> are deadheads.

I was going to ask about that too.  Train consist and arrangement is really weird, but man, SEVEN deadheads!

Andy



Date: 01/24/23 19:38
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: Topfuel

MEKoch Wrote:
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> I would speculate that the rear seven Amtrak cars
> are deadheads.

More than that. That sure looks an awful lot like two Sunset LTD consists together.  Plus an ex-Chessie dome sleeper in the 1st consist, and the SP biz car on the rear.  Quite an unusual occurrence.  I'll bet there was some sort of disruption that caused one consist to be sent back to LA.  Definitely more to this story.



Date: 01/25/23 01:49
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: mp51w

That's got to be two trainsets!  Maybe check an old RTN for some news from that month in 1979.



Date: 01/25/23 03:15
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: RodneyZona

Los Angeles based passenger train and enginr crews worked to and from YUma, AZ.



Date: 01/25/23 04:03
Re: Amtrak Sunset Limited at Bryn Mawr, CA '79
Author: Contax645

Some great photos of a train with most interesting equipment. Thanks for posting these.

Gary R. Clark
Griffith, Indiana



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