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Dates:1/1/1980 - 12/31/1989
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DRGW 5336 - San Bernardino, CA - early 1980s
Title:  DRGW 5336 - San Bernardino, CA - early 1980s
Description:  This photo was added to RailPictures.Net on February 13, 2009
Photo Date:  1/1/1980  Upload Date: 4/16/2011 2:05:22 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DRGW 5336(SD45)
Views:  769   Comments: 0
UP 8444 - Dry Lake, NV - 5/18/80
Title:  UP 8444 - Dry Lake, NV - 5/18/80
Description:  UP FEF-3 4-8-4 8444 (ex-844) races east out of Las Vegas at Dry Lake, NV on May 18, 1980.
Photo Date:  5/18/1980  Upload Date: 6/14/2010 12:23:27 AM
Location:  Dry Lake, NV
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8444(4-8-4)
Views:  2279   Comments: 7
BN Switchman - McCook NE - 8/19/80
Title:  BN Switchman - McCook NE - 8/19/80
Description:  A Burlington Northern switchman rides a Cotton Belt box car while making up a train in McCook, Nebraska, on August 19, 1980.
Photo Date:  8/19/1980  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 2:09:36 PM
Location:  McCook, NE
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  341   Comments: 2
ATSF 6357 - Scott City, KS - 8/22/80
Title:  ATSF 6357 - Scott City, KS - 8/22/80
Description:  Nearly two and a half year-old Santa Fe B23-7 6357 idles away on a warm afternoon in Scott City, Kansas.
Photo Date:  8/22/1980  Upload Date: 2/7/2011 1:32:10 AM
Location:  Scott City, KS
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  ATSF 6357(B23-7)
Views:  672   Comments: 3
DRGW 3106
Title:  DRGW 3106
Description:  Rio Grande GP40-2 3106, SD40T-2 5403, GP40 3057 and GP9 5953 bring a train through Colorado Springs on its way to Burnham Yard in Denver on August 22, 1980.
Photo Date:  8/22/1980  Upload Date: 4/12/2012 11:49:44 AM
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DRGW 3106(GP40-2)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
ATSF 5042
Title:  ATSF 5042
Description:  A Santa Fe westbound, led by SD40-2 5042, UP SD40-2s 3713 and 3707, ATSF GP35 3445 and GP30 3219, passes through San Bernardino, CA, on October 18, 1980.
Photo Date:  10/18/1980  Upload Date: 9/10/2011 1:01:18 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ATSF 5042(SD40-2)
Views:  623   Comments: 0
SP 7302
Title:  SP 7302
Description:  The setting sun glints off the power on a Southern Pacific eastbound at Walnut, California, on October 18th, 1980. Power for this train is SD40R 7302 (ex-SD40 8422), SD40T-2 8517, GP40-2 7616 and U33C 8701 - The wide variety of power such as this on one train is what made the Espee such a favorite with railfans.
Photo Date:  10/18/1980  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 5:00:14 PM
Location:  Walnut, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7302(SD40R)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
ATSF 8109
Title:  ATSF 8109
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/28/1980  Upload Date: 8/26/2011 3:36:20 PM
Location:  Victorville, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8109(C30-7)
Views:  338   Comments: 1
ATSF 7489
Title:  ATSF 7489
Description:  Santa Fe's "Bandini Turn" heads west through Corona, California, on February 7th, 1981. A pair of B36-7 diesels (7489 and 7493) are in the lead, followed by some GPs (GP35s 3448 and 3389, and GP30 3242 - still in the pre-1972 scheme) and CE-2 class caboose 999345.
Photo Date:  2/7/1981  Upload Date: 1/10/2013 12:32:27 PM
Location:  Corona, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 7489(B36-7)
Views:  290   Comments: 1
ATSF 7489
Title:  ATSF 7489
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/7/1981  Upload Date: 1/10/2013 12:32:53 PM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 7489(B36-7)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
ATSF 8113
Title:  ATSF 8113
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/21/1981  Upload Date: 8/26/2011 3:37:09 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8113(C30-7)
Views:  322   Comments: 1
ATSF 3326 - Summit, Cajon Pass, CA - 3/27/81
Title:  ATSF 3326 - Summit, Cajon Pass, CA - 3/27/81
Description:  A typical early 80s Santa Fe consist is on the headend of an eastbound train as it rounds the curve into Summit at the top of southern Californias Cajon Pass on March 27, 1981. GP35 3326 leads a pair of GP30s, along with a GP20 and an SD26.
Photo Date:  3/27/1981  Upload Date: 11/18/2010 3:42:15 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3326(GP35)
Views:  587   Comments: 1
SP 8504 - Fontana, CA - 6/24/81
Title:  SP 8504 - Fontana, CA - 6/24/81
Description:  This was just a grab shot back in 81, but these days a solid Southern Pacific consist would make railfans … um … salivate! An SP eastbound, led by SD40T-2 8504, approaches the west end of the road’s large West Colton Classification Yard in southern California on June 24, 1981. Note how the Gyralight on the cab is aiming to the engine’s upper left – right at the photographer.
Photo Date:  6/24/1981  Upload Date: 2/8/2011 6:30:14 PM
Location:  Fontana, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 8504(SD40T-2)
Views:  430   Comments: 0
SP 1002 - West Colton Yard, Bloomington, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  SP 1002 - West Colton Yard, Bloomington, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  Southern Pacific slug 1002 was constructed from SP 7811, an Alco C630. It worked with SD38-2s in West Colton Yard in Colton, California, and is seen here on August 29, 1981.
Photo Date:  8/21/1981  Upload Date: 12/30/2010 12:18:36 AM
Location:  Colton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SP 1002(Yard Slug)
Views:  2647   Comments: 2
AMTK 291 - Pomona, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  AMTK 291 - Pomona, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  Amtrak train #3, the "Southwest Limited", sprints out of Pomona, California, on its way to Pasadena and then its final destination of Los Angeles on August 29, 1981.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 12/30/2010 12:34:26 AM
Location:  Pomona, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 291(F40PHR)
Views:  257   Comments: 1
AMTK 291 - Pomona, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  AMTK 291 - Pomona, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  Early in the morning of August 29th, 1981, Amtraks "Southwest Limited" arrives in Pomona, California, on its way from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 12/30/2010 12:52:18 AM
Location:  Pomona, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 291(F40PHR)
Views:  439   Comments: 1
ATSF 5307 - San Bernardino, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  ATSF 5307 - San Bernardino, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  Just released from the paint booth in San Bernardino's Diesel Shops, Santa Fe SD45 5307 and SD40 5005 await an eastbound to ferry them to Barstow and their reintroduction to the power pool. Each of these two locomotives has received new sheet metal awnings and fins behind their cabs to redirect air flow.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 1/1/2011 2:44:17 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  ATSF 5307(SD45u) ATSF 5005(SD40u)
Views:  934   Comments: 2
SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  SP SD40R 7342 in the first of its two experimental paint schemes. The lettering is red on the other side.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 8:26:02 PM
Location:  West Colton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7342(SD40R) SP 9360(SD45T-2) SP 7622(GP40-2)
Views:  1631   Comments: 1
SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  SP SD40R 7342 in the first of its two experimental paint schemes. The lettering is red on the other side.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 8:27:07 PM
Location:  West Colton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7342(SD40R) SP 9360(SD45T-2) SP 9372(SD45T-2)
Views:  1581   Comments: 0
SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  SP SD40R 7342 in the first of its two experimental paint schemes. The lettering is red on the other side.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 8:27:46 PM
Location:  West Colton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7342(SD40R) SP 9372(SD45T-2)
Views:  954   Comments: 0
SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  SP 7342 - West Colton, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  SP SD40R 7342 in the first of its two experimental paint schemes. The lettering is red on the other side.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 8:28:38 PM
Location:  West Colton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7342(SD40R) SP 9372(SD45T-2)
Views:  1433   Comments: 0
SP 7342 - West Colton Yard, Bloomington, CA - 8/29/81
Title:  SP 7342 - West Colton Yard, Bloomington, CA - 8/29/81
Description:  SP SD40E 7342 (ex-SD40 8470) wore a unique paint scheme for a short time. Painted orange and gray, with scarlet ends, the lettering on the right side was white and on the left was red. The nose wings differed, too, as on the left side there were no orange "fingers" protruding into the scarlet. This engine, seen here at West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on August 29, 1981, would in short order be repainted into yet another experimental scheme with more scarlet, matching the scheme worn by rebuilt SD45 7399.
Photo Date:  8/29/1981  Upload Date: 1/1/2011 2:45:48 AM
Location:  Bloomington, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 7342(SD40R)
Views:  1048   Comments: 1
SBC 2309 - Mexicali BC, México - 11/14/81
Title:  SBC 2309 - Mexicali BC, México - 11/14/81
Description:  A pair of Ferrocarril Sonora–Baja California diesels switch cars in the SBC's rail yard in Mexicali, Baja California, on November 14, 1981. A pair of SBC GP40-2s, two-year-old 2309 and high-nosed 2108 (built in 1973), drag a cut of freight cars in the Mexicali yard. At the border with the United States (not too much farther than the radio tower in the distance), the SBC interchanges with the Southern Pacific. Note that SBC 2309 wears the colors of Nacionales de México, indicating that the era of independent Mexican railroads would soon be drawing to a close, when the SBD was absorbed into NdeM in 1987. (Other independent railroads in México were merged with the NdeM in the 1980s as well.) -- Un par de diésel Ferrocarril Sonora-Baja California cambiaron los autos en el patio de la SBC en Mexicali, Baja California, el 14 de noviembre de 1981. Un par de SBC GP40-2s, 2309 de dos años y 2108 de nariz alta (construido en 1973), arrastre un corte de vagones de carga en esta ciudad fronteriza. En la frontera con los Estados Unidos (no mucho más lejos que la torre de radio en la distancia), el SBC se intercambia con el Pacífico Sur. Tenga en cuenta que SBC 2309 usa los colores de Nacionales de México, lo que indica que la era de los ferrocarriles mexicanos independientes pronto se cerraría, cuando el SBD se absorbió en NdeM en 1987. (Otros ferrocarriles independientes en México se fusionaron con el NdeM en la década de 1980 también.)
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 1/19/2019 1:31:32 AM
Location:  Mexicali, MX
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBC 2309(GP40-2) SBC 2108(GP40-2)
Views:  89   Comments: 1
BN 6376 - SKykomish, WA - 2/13/82
Title:  BN 6376 - SKykomish, WA - 2/13/82
Description:  Seven EMD 6-axle diesels struggle to lift their train over Stevens Pass as the Burlington Northern Railroad crosses Washingtons Cascade Mountains. Six SD40-2s and a lone SD45 combine to defy gravity on a snowy February 13, 1982.
Photo Date:  2/13/1982  Upload Date: 11/17/2010 1:23:51 AM
Location:  Skykomish, WA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BN 6376(SD40-2)
Views:  365   Comments: 1
AMTK 761
Title:  AMTK 761
Description:  Switching Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal on April 15th, 1982, is Amtrak GP7 761. The old GP is bringing in a cut of Amfleet cars for a "San Diegan." Amtrak 761 began life as Frisco GP7 621. It was later sold to Precision National Corporation (as their #621), who in turn sold it to Amtrak. Note the out-of-service tracks in the foreground, with the switch frog and points removed. Thirty years later, in 2012, things at LAUPT had gotten so busy that new trackage was installed!
Photo Date:  4/15/1982  Upload Date: 2/3/2013 2:01:39 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 761(GP7)
Views:  437   Comments: 0
AMTK 714
Title:  AMTK 714
Description:  On May 15th, 1982, the Pacific Railroad Society operated a special train from Los Angeles, California, to Yuma, Arizona, and back. As the sun sets, the train makes a stop at the Amtrak station in Pomona as it returns to Los Angeles. The power for this train consists of a GE P30CH and an EMD F40PH - a fairly rare combination!
Photo Date:  5/15/1982  Upload Date: 12/31/2015 1:20:11 AM
Location:  Pomona, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Night,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 714(P30CH) AMTK 241(F40PHR)
Views:  226   Comments: 1
SP 7330
Title:  SP 7330
Description:  SP SD40R 7330 leads a quartet of Tunnel Motors as a Southern Pacific manifest heads east through Ontario, California, on May 15th, 1982. SP SD40 8477 was built by EMD in May 1966 (16 years prior to this photo), and was rebuilt by SPs Sacramento Shops to SD40R 7330 in October 1980.
Photo Date:  5/15/1982  Upload Date: 12/31/2015 1:18:48 AM
Location:  Ontario, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 7330(SD40R)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
UP 63
Title:  UP 63
Description:  On June 26th, 1982, Union Pacific SD45 63 sits in pieces as it receives an overhaul at the railroads Salt Lake City diesel shops. UP SD45s 60-65 were rebuilt by Morrison_Knudsen in Boise, Idaho, during 1980 to 1982 with Sulzer diesel engines from Switzerland as part of a test program. Look carefully at the carbody below the gaping hole in the long hood, and you can see where the carbody was widened by another two inches. UP 63 was built by EMD in April 1968 as UP 3613. It was later renumbered to UP 13, in October 1978. On July 8th, 1999, the engine would be renumbered once again to UP 4758.
Photo Date:  6/26/1982  Upload Date: 12/31/2015 1:08:21 AM
Location:  Salt Lake City, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  UP 63(SD45R)
Views:  502   Comments: 1
UP 706
Title:  UP 706
Description:  Shortly after sunrise on June 26th, 1982, a pair of Union Pacific GP30s were found in the railroads Roper Yard in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both UP 703 and UP 706 were built by EMD in February 1963. Number 703 was retired in March 1984 and sold for scrap in late 1985. Number 706 was retired in January 1987 and sold to National Railway Equipment a year later. NRE in turn sold it to the Soo Line in August 1988, and it was stored at SOOs Shoreham Yard in Minneapolis, MN, until it was eventually sold back to NRE in late 1992.
Photo Date:  6/26/1982  Upload Date: 12/31/2015 1:07:43 AM
Location:  Salt Lake City, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  UP 706(GP30) UP 703(GP30)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Title:  UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Description:  Carrying a full load of coal for the days trip to Ogden, the crew of Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 is making sure everything is ready to go before they head out of Salt Lake Citys engine facility on June 27, 1982. The numerous lineside fires started by this engine on this weekend prompted the UP to convert the Challenger to oil firing.
Photo Date:  6/27/1982  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 7:26:40 PM
Location:  Salt Lake City, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1971   Comments: 0
UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Title:  UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Description:  Carrying a full load of coal for the days trip to Ogden, the crew of Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 is making sure everything is ready to go before they head out of Salt Lake Citys engine facility on June 27, 1982. The numerous lineside fires started by this engine on this weekend prompted the UP to convert the Challenger to oil firing.
Photo Date:  6/27/1982  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 7:28:39 PM
Location:  Salt Lake City, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  5368   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  On the second day of excursions with Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985, the big Challenger envelops its train with coal smoke (yes, it was still coal fired at this time) as it passes the USS Geneva Work steel plant in Vineyard, Utah, on June 27th, 1982. The excursions, one on the 26th and another on the 27th, operated from Salt Lake City to Provo and return. The steel mill is now gone, and the main line has been downgraded to a branch line.
Photo Date:  6/27/1982  Upload Date: 12/31/2015 1:06:46 AM
Location:  Vineyard, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
SNCT 101
Title:  SNCT 101
Description:  Sitting forelonely in the Seattle, Washington, docks is Seattle & North Coast Railroad F7A 101, which was seeing little use 1982. Built in October 1950 as Great Northern 274B, with the GN-NP-CB&Q-SP&S merger this engine became Burlington Northern 610. SNCT 101 would go on to work again before the demise of the railroad, and today it is DLMX 274, painted once again in Omaha Orange and Pullman Green. (That bad-ordered UP box car with the bulging door was coupled to this engine for at least eight months, as it was there in May 1983 as well.)
Photo Date:  9/21/1982  Upload Date: 12/27/2015 3:09:54 PM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SNCT 101(F7A)
Views:  395   Comments: 1
AMTK 223 - Chastworth, CA - 11/26/82
Title:  AMTK 223 - Chastworth, CA - 11/26/82
Description:  Before Metrolink, commuter trains operated for a short time into Los Angeles from Ventura County. Seen here is one of the trains, with Amtrak power and leased Chicago RTA cars, headed to LA as it crosses rocky Santa Susanna Pass and drops into the San Fernando Valley.
Photo Date:  11/26/1982  Upload Date: 6/18/2010 1:44:02 AM
Location:  Chatsworth, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 223(F40PH)
Views:  839   Comments: 5
SP 3834
Title:  SP 3834
Description:  In 1982, Los Angeles experimented with commuter trains between downtown and Oxnard, in nearby Ventura County. Is was underfunded and poorly executed and, with average daily ridership of just 130 commuters per day, lasted only five months. On the evening of December 2, 1982, train #101 (Los Angeles to Oxnard) departs Union Station with leased Cal Train equipment - SP GP9R 3834 (ex-SP 3707, nee-SP 5844) with a full light package, and a pair of ex-SP gallery coaches (the second in full Cal Train colors). In 1992, a vastly improved commuter system, Metrolink, began service, which continues to this day.
Photo Date:  12/2/1982  Upload Date: 2/23/2012 12:28:18 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 3834(GP9R)
Views:  423   Comments: 0
WP 3554 - Vernon CA - 04/08/83
Title:  WP 3554 - Vernon CA - 04/08/83
Description:  Located just five miles from downtown Los Angeles, the city of Vernon has a population of just 112 people (according to the 2010 United States Census), making it the city with the smallest population of any incorporated city in the state of California. (In contrast, adjacent city of Los Angeles had a population of 3,792,621 people in the same 2010 US Census.) Vernon is primarily composed of industrial areas (rail yards, meatpacking plants, a now closed battery recycling plant and warehouses) and touts itself as "exclusively industrial." As you can see, Vernon is a real garden spot! On April 8, 1983, a pair of recently acquired Western Pacific GP40-2s, consecutively numbered 3554 and 3555, lead the Union Pacific's westbound Mead Local past a billboard for new owner UP as it passes through the typically gritty landscape of Vernon. The Western Pacific (along with Missouri Pacific) was merged with the Union Pacific just the year before, and it would take several years for the much larger Union Pacific to wipe out the WP's identity. Southern California railfans, however, enjoyed the infusion of WP power while it lasted.
Photo Date:  4/8/1983  Upload Date: 1/19/2019 1:22:44 AM
Location:  Vernon, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WP 3554(GP40-2) WP 3555(GP40-2)
Views:  129   Comments: 2
UP 3083
Title:  UP 3083
Description:  A westbound Union Pacific freight, led by an SD40 and a pair of SD40-2s, passes through the through truss bridge across the Mojave River as it approaches Victorville, California, on June 4th, 1983.
Photo Date:  6/4/1983  Upload Date: 2/5/2013 10:43:07 AM
Location:  Victorville, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3083(SD40)
Views:  324   Comments: 2
UP 3738
Title:  UP 3738
Description:  A westbound UP freight passes the station in Green River, Wyoming, on September 12, 1983.
Photo Date:  9/12/1983  Upload Date: 9/2/2011 10:05:02 PM
Location:  Green River, WY
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3738(SD40-2)
Views:  372   Comments: 0
AMTK 283
Title:  AMTK 283
Description:  The final run of Amtraks state-supported overnight Sacramento to Los Angeles train, the "Spirit of California," has arrived in Los Angeles on October 1st, 1983. This service operated just two years before then-new governor George Deukmejian cut funding for the train. The train was no more, and things looked bleak for rail service in the early 1980s - even the iconic clock tower of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (in the background) looks shabby. But while the "Spirit" would not return, passenger service in the Golden State would soon be booming, and Union Station would be served by not just Amtrak, but also Metrolink commuter trains and, improbably to us in 1983, even a subway and light rail trolleys! And Union Station itself would be restored to a brilliance it hadnt seen in decades, including the restoration of tracks that had been gone for years.
Photo Date:  10/1/1983  Upload Date: 8/13/2013 2:25:13 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 283(F40PHR)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
ATSF 5973
Title:  ATSF 5973
Description:  Two F45s and an SD45 lift an eastbound Santa Fe piggyback train up Cajon Pass just west of Summit on January 21, 1984. ATSF F45 5973 is the former 5923, and was originally number 1923 when delivered.
Photo Date:  1/21/1984  Upload Date: 11/25/2011 5:39:14 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5973(SDF45)
Views:  372   Comments: 0
UP 743 - Fullerton, CA - 4/17/84
Title:  UP 743 - Fullerton, CA - 4/17/84
Description:  Union Pacific GP35 743 was constructed in May 1964. It was sold on September 5, 1985, to Great Northern Transportation and used on Iowa Southern, Council Bluffs, Iowa; sold to Allegheny Railroad, 12/12/88; to Allegheny Railroad 105; to Allegheny & Eastern Railroad (ALY) 305; to Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR) 305.
Photo Date:  4/17/1984  Upload Date: 11/26/2010 8:41:01 PM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 743(GP35)
Views:  877   Comments: 1
SP 4449 - Caliente, CA - 5/12/84
Title:  SP 4449 - Caliente, CA - 5/12/84
Description:  Southern Pacific Daylight 4-8-4 4449 gets an assist over the Tehachapi Mountains by SD45R 7399 and SD40R 7342. The train is on its way to New Orleans for the Worlds Fair.
Photo Date:  5/12/1984  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 5:37:47 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4) SP 7399(SD44R) SP 7342(SD40R)
Views:  1490   Comments: 1
SP 8276 - Los Angeles, CA - 5/12/84
Title:  SP 8276 - Los Angeles, CA - 5/12/84
Description:  Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8276 lends Amtrak #11, the southbound "Coast Starlight," an assist on May 12, 1984. The train is rounding the last curve of the trip as it passes Mission Tower and Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility (the worlds largest jail!) adjacent to Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal.
Photo Date:  5/12/1984  Upload Date: 2/9/2011 1:19:41 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SP 8276(SD40T-2)
Views:  372   Comments: 1
ATSF 5426
Title:  ATSF 5426
Description:  Visible in Santa Fes San Bernardino backshop are SD40-2s 5162 and 5142, as well as SD45 5426.
Photo Date:  6/2/1984  Upload Date: 11/25/2011 5:26:53 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ATSF 5162(SD40-2) ATSF 5426(SD45u) ATSF 5142(SD40-2)
Views:  528   Comments: 0
AMTK 233 - Chatsworth, CA - 6/19/84
Title:  AMTK 233 - Chatsworth, CA - 6/19/84
Description:  Amtraks train #14, the northbound "Coast Starlight," winds through the Chatsworth Rocks on Santa Susana Pass as it departs the Los Angeles area on June 19, 1984. The power for todays train is a pair of F40PHs: 233 and 247.
Photo Date:  6/19/1984  Upload Date: 2/1/2011 1:38:05 AM
Location:  Chatsworth, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 233(F40PHR) AMTK 247(F40PHR)
Views:  614   Comments: 5
SP 4449 - Gaviota, CA - 6/19/84
Title:  SP 4449 - Gaviota, CA - 6/19/84
Description:  Returning from New Orleans, Southern Pacific "Daylight" 4-8-4 4449 skirts the California coast, her old stomping grounds, as she crosses Gaviota Trestle west of Santa Barbara on her way to San Luis Obispo and tonights layover as she heads north.
Photo Date:  6/19/1984  Upload Date: 6/19/2010 12:47:38 AM
Location:  Gaviota, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  3965   Comments: 7
UP 9000
Title:  UP 9000
Description:  Four UP GP40Xs are the power for an Old Timers Special.
Photo Date:  9/20/1984  Upload Date: 3/13/2012 12:00:31 PM
Location:  Seattle, WA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9000(GP40X) UP 9001(GP40X)
Views:  792   Comments: 0
SP 8669 - West Colton Yard, CA - 1/18/85
Title:  SP 8669 - West Colton Yard, CA - 1/18/85
Description:  Nearing the end of its service life, Southern Pacific U33C 8669 is looking a bit under-maintained. On 7/19/86, this engine would be renumbered to SPMW 8669 and downgraded to a stationary power supply.
Photo Date:  1/18/1985  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 5:34:51 PM
Location:  West Colton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 8669(U33C)
Views:  602   Comments: 0
AMTK 388
Title:  AMTK 388
Description:  On April 16th, 1985, Amtrak train #88, the northbound "Silver Meteor," arrives at the old Atlantic Coast Line passenger station (built in 1926) in Orlando, Florida. F40PH 388 and 382 are leading the "Meteor" today.
Photo Date:  4/16/1985  Upload Date: 2/3/2013 1:48:26 AM
Location:  Orlando, FL
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 388(F40PHR)
Views:  364   Comments: 0
CNW 11084
Title:  CNW 11084
Description:  A Union Pacific APL double-stack train speeds across Nebraska on August 5, 1985, although one could easily mistake it for a Chicago & North Western train. On the head end is C&NW GP50 5099 and, bringing up the rear, is C&NW bay-window caboose 11084.
Photo Date:  8/5/1985  Upload Date: 10/22/2012 1:02:59 PM
Location:  Brady, NE
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  268   Comments: 1


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